Jewish Storytelling

GENINT 731.329

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Jewish folk stories.

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“Why were human beings created? Because God loves stories,” said Elie Wiesel. Storytelling is at the heart of Judaism: Jews encounter God in the stories they tell about Him or Her. In this course, we read stories about ancient times, stories about life in Eastern Europe, part of the memory of European Jews, stories about the immigrant experience, about life on the Lower East Side of New York City, about the Holocaust, and selections from S.Y. Agnon, Nobel Prize for Literature (1966). As Elie Wiesel explains, “What remains of a story after it is finished? Another story.” Suggested book: Because God Loves Stories: An Anthology of Jewish Storytelling, ed. Steve Zeitlin.

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