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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...


Jun 15, 2017

After years of listening in on the m’lamed’s (teacher) lessons, the Balagalah (driver) gives the M’lamed an interesting proposition. What comes next is a beautiful story about how much we can learn from those around us, and what we can offer to teach. This story is retold by Jerry Kaye, director of URJ Olin Sang...


Jun 8, 2017

A man stands in the town square and proclaims to his community that he has the best and most beautiful heart. Everybody agrees with him, except for Rabbi Akiva who thinks he has the best and most beautiful heart -  though it may not look like it is. So, which person does? Find out in this story retold by Rabbi Leora...


Jun 1, 2017

When a prince wakes up one morning and decides that he is actually a rooster, his father, the king, does not know what to do. Nothing that the king does can make the prince stop behaving like a rooster, until he seeks out the rabbi who has an interesting solution. This story, retold by Rabbi Marc Katz, explores themes...