This collection of short stories has been selected from the popular monthly magazine "Talks and Tales". Those who are familiar with this unique magazine, in which a short story is one of its regular and most popular features, will enthusiastically welcome this collection. We are certain it will just as well be warmly welcomed by the wider reading public. The book features stories on a wide range of subjects: Festivals; Tzaddikim and Scholars; Jewish life in Eastern Europe, in medieval and pre-Holocaust times; the Holocaust, heroic episodes of keeping Judaism alive behind the Iron Curtain; heart-warming stories for young and old. The reader will find them all highly interesting and educational. Surely, nothing is more edifying than a good, wholesome, character-building story with a moral that is in keeping with the best traditions of our Jewish people - a people that derives its moral strength from the Torah, whose eternal values can never become outdated. For the convenience of parents, teachers, and youth leaders, who may wish to program their story-telling sessions according to a timely topic or special occasion, the stories have been grouped under five headings, as listed in the Contents. Read them, enjoy them, and tell them to your children, pupils, and friends. Be a "Storyteller"!
by Nissan Mindel