Oct 11, 2018
A man has become so unhappy with his life that he decides to leave everything behind and live the rest of his days in paradise. It’s a two day journey, so when he stops for the night he points his shoes in the direction he needs to continue on in the morning. Somehow, the shoes get turned around overnight! Does he ever make it to paradise? Cantor Rosalie Boxt retells the story. For a similar version of this story, see When Shelmiel Went to Warsaw in “The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources” by Sharon Barcan Elswit.