Master Storytellers: Wisdom Stories of World Traditions
Price for Members: $70 Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Mon. May 24*, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 1:30- – 3:30 (*Note – no class scheduled on May 31st)
Instructor: Peretz Wolf-Prusan, MAHL 1988, HUC
Storytelling and oral traditions are a common thread between people across the globe, and the use of storytelling to convey ideas pre-dates the written word. Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan takes a look at oft-told parables from around the world and from differing cultures that exemplify such preliterate storytelling but are still with us today. His focus is on stories designed to serve humanity by undercutting falsehoods and getting to the sometimes uncomfortable truths they hide. He finds them abounding in Christian, Sufi, Zen, and Hasidic traditions. Let OLLI and the Rabbi guide you through reading and listening to samples from them. Who’s afraid of uncomfortable truths? Surely none of us!
Start time: 01:30 p.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.