Stories We Tell: The Rabbi and the Monastery

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. 

Cantor Ellen Dreskin tells the story of a monastery in the woods that has fallen on hard times, and the Rabbi who retreats in the cottage nearby. When the head monk seeks guidance from the Rabbi about how to preserve the monastery, he receives a piece of curious advice that will forever change the monks, the monastery, and the spirit of all who visit the woods.

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