Stories We Tell: Look the Other Way

Judaism has a deep and rich tradition of storytelling, of passing down stories from one generation to the next. To carry on that tradition, Stories We Tell, from, will share a new story with you every Thursday. Whether you listen while driving to work, preparing Shabbat dinner, or taking your kids to school, each episode will give you a new story to reflect on and discuss with the people in your life. Stories We Tell is a project of the Union for Reform Judaism, a leading voice in the discussion of modern Jewish life. 

Rabbi Leora Kaye tells the story of a young girl who visits her grandmother in the country. It’s the girl and her grandmother’s tradition to take a train ride together, but one day, there’s an unexpected hiccup in their plans. Listen to this episode of Stories We Tell to find out what do they do when things don't go as usual, and what we can learn from it.

This episode was adapted from a story found in the “Beauty” section of A Complete Treasury of Stories for Public Speakers, compiled and edited by Morris Mandel and published by Jonathan David Co, 1974.

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