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Jul 27, 2017

 

Rabbi Marc Katz retells the story of Yussele, a rich man in Krakow who has passed away. Yussele has a negative reputation in his community for turning people away in times of need, and the townspeople look forward to getting their revenge. But when they do, they learn a valuable lesson about passing judgment, and what...


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...