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Dec 28, 2017

Benaiah was King Solomon’s favorite servant, and he was very good at his job – maybe a little too good. In order to humble Benaiah, the king assigned him an impossible task: find a magical ring that can make the king happy when he’s sad and sad when he’s happy. Can Benaiah do it? This story is retold by Rabbi

Dec 21, 2017

As a wealthy man grows old, he begins to consider the legacy he will leave behind for his community. He decides to build a beautiful synagogue – but intentionally constructs it without and lamps or lighting. His legacy to the townspeople, it turns out, is not just an architectural wonder, but a valuable lesson about...

Dec 14, 2017

When King Solomon decided to build the temple in Jerusalem, he hired the best artists, architects, and stonemasons. The work came along a little slower than King Solomon expected, and he decided to check in on what was taking so long. What did he find? Listen to this story, retold by Cantor Rosalie...

Dec 7, 2017

The queen wanted to pray, but she was worried that she might do it wrong. She convened a gathering of many people to figure out the best sound with which to approach prayer. And together, they came up with “shema.” Why? Listen to this story, retold by Cantor Ellen Dreskin, to find...

Nov 30, 2017

A border guard sees the same man, with his bicycle basket full of sand, at the same time every single day. What could he possibly be doing with all that sand? Listen to this story, retold by Rabbi Leora Kaye, Director of Program at the Union for Reform Judaism, to find out.