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Jul 20, 2017

Joseph, a tailor, had a beautiful coat of many colors just like the Joseph in the Torah. When his coat rips, he’s unsure of what to do next. Should he try to preserve it, or start fresh? In this beloved story retold by Cantor Ellen Dreskin, Joseph learns an important lesson about moving forward. For another version of...


Jul 13, 2017

A journalist visits a renowned school looking for the secret to its students’ success, in this story retold by Jerry Kaye, director of the URJ’s Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute. When the journalist finds the answer to his question, he’s surprised by its simplicity and its universality.


Jul 6, 2017

When a student of the Hafetz Hayim, a famous nineteenth century rabbi, is arrested on a false accusation, his lawyer asks the judge if the Hafetz Hayim can testify on his behalf. The judge is unsure, until the lawyer tells him a story about the Hafetz Hayim that makes his answer easy. Listen to Rabbi Leora Kaye, URJ...


Jun 29, 2017

A poor child is designated king, and he grows up to be the best king his kingdom has ever seen. So, what’s his secret? Find out in this story retold by Rabbi Marc Katz. You can also read another version of this story, retold by Rabbi Amy...


Jun 22, 2017

When a farmer goes away, she offers an opportunity to her children: the one who best takes care of the crops will inherit the farm when she retires. Each child has a different approach that leads to varying results, none of them exactly sure of what the farmer had in mind. But the farmer’s ultimate choice teaches an...