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May 25, 2017

An old grandfather and his young granddaughter go for a walk, leading a donkey by its reins. All is well, until they meet a stranger who wonders why they walk in the manner that they do. What happens next, in this story retold by Cantor Ellen Dreskin, teaches the grandfather and granddaughter a valuable lesson about...


May 18, 2017

Jerry Kaye, director of URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), tells the story of a man and his son who is about to become a bar mitzvah. At a meeting with their rabbi, they expect to be given a blessing and to learn more about the bar mitzvah process. But when the rabbi asks the son a seemingly unrelated question,...


May 11, 2017

Rabbi Leora Kaye tells the story of a young girl who visits her grandmother in the country. It’s the girl and her grandmother’s tradition to take a train ride together, but one day, there’s an unexpected hiccup in their plans. Listen to this episode of Stories We Tell to find out what do they do when things...


May 4, 2017

Rabbi Marc Katz tells the story of a fabulous party hosted by a man who was eager to show his beautiful home to his friends and neighbors. On the night of the party he stands at the door, greeting his guests one by one. But what happens when a beggar appears at the door? Listen to this episode of Stories We Tell to find...