Wise Tales From the Jewish World by Uri Kaplan
The Essential Collection
This book contains fifty-five of the most engaging fables and parables the Jewish tradition has to offer. It includes ancient tales taken from the Talmud and the Midrash, parables articulated by the rabbis of the Middle Ages, and more recent fables told by the charismatic leaders of the Hassidic Movement. If you take them seriously, these stories may make a real impact on the way you view your life.
Jewish readers may discover in these tales the wisdom of their ancestors. Teachers and educators may find them handy for preparing lectures and stimulating class debates. Parents may use them as instructive bedtime stories. And anyone else – no matter what his or her religious conviction or cultural background may be – would surely enjoy perusing through these enchanting tales of kings and princesses, mirrors and spoons, lions and foxes.
Year first published: 2020