How does Judaism create deeply knowledgeable, empathetic, and resilient human beings? It teaches us to teach our children stories that can last a lifetime. Dena Schusterman shares some of the wisdom of chass... idic stories and how they can sustain us in good times and in bad. Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.See lessSee more
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One reason religion has survived in the modern world despite four centuries of secularization is that it answers the three questions every reflective human being will ask at some time in his or her life: Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?
By Marshall P. Duke, PhD - Storytelling and Human Health Let me tell you a story. Now that I have your attention-and I hope and believe I do-consider with me why an invitation to listen to a story-most any sort of story-is easily the most powerful way of engaging human beings.
Haggadah means "the telling" and that's what we do at the seder table-we tell a story. The oldest, most popular kind of story there is - the Happy Ending kind. That's how the Talmud instructs us to conduct the seder: "Begin with the bad stuff, and end with the good."
Co-Founder | Chabad Intown
Dena Schusterman is a founder of Chabad Intown in Atlanta, a Jewish educator and a founding director of both the Intown Jewish Preschool and the Intown Hebrew School. She teaches women's classes and is dedicated to teaching students of all ages in the Atlanta Jewish community and beyond through her published articles. Dena writes about parenting and applied Torah and Chassidic thought, her articles have appeared on Kveller, Chabad.org, Groknation, Ami magazine and the Atlanta Jewish Times. Dena and her husband Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman are native Californians and have been living in Atlanta for 20 years. They have 8 children.