Capturing the Moon: Classic and Modern Jewish Tales by Edward Feinstein

By Edward Feinstein

it truly is via tales that we exhibit our hopes and our fears. tales exhibit to others what's in our hearts, what we believe is the essence of our lifestyles stories. They transmit our tradition, tell our values, and train our youngsters. tales were necessary to Jewish lifestyles from the time of the Bible itself, and so they proceed to carry a distinct position in our hearts today.
In this new number of vintage and smooth folktales, Rabbi Edward M. Feinstein reminds us why tales are so vital. shooting the Moon brings jointly thirty-six loved Jewish folktales in six thematic sections: What relatively concerns in Life?, Doing What s correct, It s as much as You, academics and pals, Hidden Truths, and The Miracle of Jewish existence. every one part explores Jewish stories and values, and every tale is by means of observation and questions for proposal or discussion.
In those pages you will find how Yekel, the poverty-stricken Jew within the Treasure, desires of riches for years, in basic terms to find a treasure that s been less than his ft all alongside. Dinah, within the Maccabees Sister, teaches us the significance of activism in such occasions of persecution. different tales, resembling The Knapsack, are poignant tributes to Jewish perseverance opposed to all odds and the miracles that experience made Jewish survival possible.
Those tales and the others during this assortment will encourage and tell you, and urged you to question and consider the large photo of your lifestyles. the proper publication for bedtime examining and staff dialogue alike, taking pictures the Moon is certain to be a kin favourite for generations.

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