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Because God Loves Stories: An Anthology of Jewish Storytelling

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An exciting new treasury of Jewish stories and storytellers, from ancient tales and classics re-imagined to contemporary family stories, parables, and humor
"Why were human beings created?" goes a traditional Jewish saying. "Because God loves stories." Storytelling has been part of Jewish religion and custom from earliest times and it remains a defining aspect of Jewish l
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 2nd 1997 by Touchstone
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Eric Black
Jan 22, 2015 Eric Black rated it it was amazing
Filled with stories delightful, funny, sobering, stunning, stories that speak of not just Jewish experience but also human experience

Divided into sections:
Ancient times
The shtetl (Eastern Europe)
Immigrant experience
Lower East Side
Holocaust
Humor
Meanings & reflections

Commentary is provided throughout
Lrkaye
Sep 16, 2008 Lrkaye rated it liked it
I originally thought this could be a good educational resource, stories are helpful in teaching, it is not so good for those kind of stories, but it has the feeling of oral history and ofetn has funny anecdates and short stories which are great, light reading.
Susan Grodsky
Jun 07, 2012 Susan Grodsky rated it it was amazing
Wonderful stories, well-organized into groups and with commentary that puts the stories in context. I don't buy many books anymore but Amazon tells me it has shipped.
Jarrett
Jan 03, 2016 Jarrett rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful collection of Jewish stories. Stories are a very important part of Judaism. Some of the stories are religious; others are not. All of them are a fun read.
Jerry
Jul 06, 2010 Jerry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stories
Because God Loves Stories ed by Steve Zeitlin is filled with great stories. It is one of my favorite books of all time, and it will make a great book to give as a gift. ISBN: 0-684-81175-8
Nancy
Dec 28, 2013 Nancy rated it it was ok
Anthology of Jewish stories old and new.
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I had to read this book for my literature class. I enjoyed the stories and found meaning in them. I am glad that I was told to read this book.
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