Told and Sung by Doug Lipman, with 12-string guitar
Some stories change you. In this program, Doug Lipman offers a dozen stories that have not only lodged in his heart, they have grown strong enough to change his heart’s landscape.
Don’t listen to these stories unless you’re willing to risk being changed by them, yourself!
These stories and songs weave the lives and lessons of rabbis from the Jewish mystical tradition. You will meet wise Jewish men, who ask puzzling questions, who cry and hug when they need to, and who laugh when you’d least expect it.
Their stories will amuse, bemuse and nourish you; above all, they’ll stay with you, rattling around in your mind and heart long after the last “Yai, dai, dai” has been sung.
"Lipman is among those undertaking...to bring storytelling into the present." - Christian Science Monitor
"A rock-steady presence...finding eager eyes and ears." - Washington Post
"To hear Doug Lipman tell stories is to want to learn to tell stories yourself." - Boston Globe
Age: High School through Adult
What Stories Are On This Recording?
This 68-minute recording contains 11 stories, 4 "wordless" songs and one story-song.
For a complete list of stories and songs, please view the program notes.
"Moving and well-conceived!"
"A performance that will open your heart and your mind. In that sense it is truly dangerous. Watch out!"
—Jay O'Callahan, Marshfield, MA (Winner, Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award)
Listen to a free sample
The Joyful Rebels (introduction to the recording):
"I have loved Hasidic tales [for thirty years], and now, thanks to Doug, I have a few more to add to my collection. Once again, I feel blessed."