Story Tellers: A New Story of Jewish Identity

By Barry Shrage

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

The author quotes Howard Gardner: "It is the leader who succeeds in conveying a new version of a given group's story, who is likely to be effective." He describes two different kinds of storytelling that take place as part of the Jewish holidays: zachor (remembering) and sipur (active, personal, storytelling). He concludes that our capacity to tell this new story will test our strength as leaders and storytellers, mothers and fathers, grandparents and teachers.

Topic: Narrative, Communal Memory, Leadership, Family, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shrage, Barry. Story Tellers: A New Story of Jewish Identity. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6836


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