Judaism has a deep and rich tradition of storytelling, of passing down stories from one generation to the next. To carry on that tradition, Stories We Tell, from ReformJudaism.org, will share a new story with you every Thursday. Whether you listen while driving to work, preparing Shabbat dinner, or taking your kids to school, each episode will give you a new story to reflect on and discuss with the people in your life. Stories We Tell is a project of the Union for Reform Judaism, a leading voice in the discussion of modern Jewish life.
This Shabbat, here is the story of the M’lamed and The Balagalah. After years of listening in on the m’lamed’s (teacher) lessons, the Balagalah (driver) gives the M’lamed an interesting proposition. What comes next is a beautiful story about how much we can learn from those around us, and what we can offer to teach. This story is retold by Jerry Kaye, director of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute OSRUI