“And You Should Tell”: Retelling the Chassidic Tale

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Date(s) - 03/31/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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On Pesach, retelling the story is a commandment, a sacred performance.  The retelling of a Chassidic Tale also became a ritual performance in its own right. The Chassidic tale was, in fact, one of the prime means by which the Chassidic movement spread across Eastern Europe. and remains  perhaps the best entry into Chassidic teaching. Unfortunately, most of us are only familiar with the Chassidic tale as a fleeting anecdote or pithy insight, and not with the complex narrative that more accurately reflects the genuine Chassidic literary genre. Translating these tales from the Yiddish presents formidable challenges, but the vitality and relevance of these tales helps transcend these linguistic and cultural divides. And not surprisingly, many of the most engaging of these Chassidic stories revolve around the storytelling themes of the Pesach holiday.

Copies of The Blind Angel: New Old Chassidic Tales will be available for sale at the event.

Given by Joshua Halberstam

Free of charge

TO register: http://drisha.org/community-lectures-and-events/#7941