By Peninnah Schram
The kinds of tales present in this excellent assortment (described through Peninnah Schram as "frame and chain stories") were greatly renowned in either Jewish and non-Jewish literary traditions. seeing that Jews have lived in such a lot of areas, they've been inspired through the tales advised by way of their surrounding buddies. for instance, this style of stories has been particularly renowned within the Jewish tales of the center East, having been stimulated by means of the constitution and contents of Arabic literature.
Stories inside of Stories comprises fifty tales, typically made of folktales. quite a few varieties of tales are interspersed in order that a funny tale is by means of a romantic story, that is via a non secular story, that is by means of a tall story, etc. The tales come from a variety of ethnic groups represented within the Israel Folktale documents together with Morocco, Iraq, Kurdistan, Persia, Yemen, and japanese Europe.
Gifted and hugely acclaimed storyteller Peninnah Schram contributes to the ever-growing library of Jewish folklore collections, hence actively assisting to revive the wealthy treasures of Jewish oral culture in our modern world.