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Preview — Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf by Sandor Schuman
Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond
When I was contacted and offered Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond by Sandor Schuman I immediately jumped on the chance. I remember the tales of these fabulous fools from my childhood. I remember my grandfather telling me these folklore stories (which I’m sure he grew ...more
I am the author of this book and I wanted to share a few comments about its origins.
As a storyteller, I wanted to tie together various Jewish jokes and stories into a larger setting and decided to set them in Chelm, the traditional Jewish Eastern-European setting for stories of fools and their mistaken reasoning. I wanted to move the fools of Chelm to America, and in particular to my home state of New York, so I searched for a "Chelm" in New York using Google Maps and Mapquest. No luck. I tried...more