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Nov 29, 2018

An old, blind man lived in the country with his wife, and they enjoyed each other’s company and their lives together. One day, while the man was sitting by the river, Elijah saw him there and decided to give him one wish. Unsure of what to wish for, the man took some time to think about it. He asked his wife and his...


Nov 22, 2018

Rabbi Rachel lives in a big city, and every once in a while when the hustle and bustle catches up to her, she takes the train a few hours away to reconnect with nature. During one of these trips, her taxi driver asks for some help—he wants to steal some food from a farm, and wants Rabbi Rachel to shout if she sees...


Nov 15, 2018

At the beginning of time, the Earth was wild and full of darkness—and then, in a moment, a voice shocked through the darkness: “Let there be light.” Shira Kline retells the story. For a written version of this story, see The Shattering of the Vessels and The Gathering of the Sparks, in “The Jewish...


Nov 8, 2018

Sara is a great listener. She listens to everything, with her mind like a sponge soaking up as much teaching as possible—but sometimes she hears things a little differently than others. What happens when her classmates find out? Rabbi Josh Weinberg tells his original story.


Nov 1, 2018

The King isn’t sure which of his daughters he will name queen, so he gives them a test: each gets a special pearl, and whoever makes the most impressive choice about what to do with it will become queen. While two of his daughters hide the pearl away for safekeeping, the third sells her pearl for food and medicine for...