- Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm
October 23, 2017 - November 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28
Although Jews are often called the People of the Book, the People of the Spoken Word would be equally apt. Throughout the centuries, we have transmitted memories, wisdom, values, customs, traditions and history through our stories, not only from our sacred literature but also from the oral tradition. Together with the Written Torah and Oral Law, the oral tradition has been central to the reinforcement and transmission of Jewish values and folk wisdom from generation to generation. Our stories are our treasured legacy.
In this class, we will explore the need for folktales, the types of tales in our heritage, the dominant values and themes of these stories and, above all, the imperative to keep telling these tales. We will also discover what makes a story Jewish and how folktales continue to connect to our lives.
The Hans A. Vogelstein Course in Jewish Studies
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