Dec 14, 2017
When King Solomon decided to build the temple in Jerusalem, he hired the best artists, architects, and stonemasons. The work came along a little slower than King Solomon expected, and he decided to check in on what was taking so long. What did he find? Listen to this story, retold by Cantor Rosalie...
Dec 7, 2017
The queen wanted to pray, but she was worried that she might do it wrong. She convened a gathering of many people to figure out the best sound with which to approach prayer. And together, they came up with “shema.” Why? Listen to this story, retold by Cantor Ellen Dreskin, to find...
Nov 30, 2017
A border guard sees the same man, with his bicycle basket full of sand, at the same time every single day. What could he possibly be doing with all that sand? Listen to this story, retold by Rabbi Leora Kaye, Director of Program at the Union for Reform Judaism, to find out.
Nov 23, 2017
The princess is turning 16, and the king wants to throw a big party in her honor. For the party, he has a great idea: he’ll get a cask, two stories high, and have everyone in the land bring their finest wine to contribute. How does it turn out? Rabbi Marc Katz retells the classic story in this episode of Stories We Tell.
Nov 16, 2017
Two families live across the river from each other. They start out as friends, supporting each other through life’s events. But, eventually, things change, and they grow apart. What could bring these families back together? Rabbi Leora Kaye, Director of Program for the Union for Reform Judaism, retells the story.