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Jews are a storytelling people. From the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic midrash to the Yiddish tales of the modern era, stories are how Jews make sense of God’s plans, the twists and turns of history, and the complexities of human nature.

$40 | 2 SEASONS | 20 EPISODES

Tikvah invites you to join Havard Professor Ruth Wisse for a weekly exploration of the classic stories of the modern Jewish literary canon.

What could a legendary town full of fools teach us about anti-Semitism? Why would a pioneer of Hebrew literature write apparently negative fiction about the early Zionist settlers? What would it mean to imagine a world without Jews...or the Jewish God? These are just some of the thought-provoking themes Professor Ruth Wisse will cover in Season 2 of her Tikvah podcast, The Stories Jews Tell. Join her as she brings her decades of study and teaching to bear in illuminating the greatest works of modern Jewish literature.

Meet Professor Ruth Wisse—Your Guide Through the Classics of Jewish Literature

  • Pioneer of the field of Jewish studies in North America
  • Prolific writer and essayist, with regular bylines in Mosaic, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and the Jewish Review of Books where she is a regular columnist
  • Author of numerous books and editor of multiple anthologies on Jewish literature, culture, and politics

When you subscribe to The Stories Jews Tell Podcast, you will receive:

  • Immediate access to the full library of The Stories Jews Tell Season 1
  • All 10 episodes in Season 2 of The Stories Jews Tell, which will be emailed to you each week
  • Copies of all the short stories and poems you will explore with Professor Wisse throughout the entire series

The Stories Jews Tell does not assume any prior knowledge of the works Professor Wisse will be teaching.

Every episode will summarize each story and will be accessible no matter your prior knowledge of the text.


Of course, we hope this podcast will inspire you to read these stories on your own! And we will provide copies of the stories in our weekly emails and the show notes whenever possible.

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Season 1 of The Stories Jews Tell is generously sponsored by Robert L. Friedman.