Jewish Storytelling Coalition

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

“A Melody in Israel”

                          “A Melody in Israel” – a Chanukah Love Story


                                              By Peninnah Schram


“A Melody in Israel”, an original story by Peninnah Schram, contains  historical events intertwined with folklore motifs.

This story, “A Melody in Israell”, was originally published in Peninnah Schram’s book Eight Tales for Eight Nights (that is out-of-print but still available on Amazon.) It is now published in Peninnah’s most recent book Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage: Folktales, Legends and Letters (co-authored with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso) and published by Rowman & Littlefield. (This book is available on Amazon.)


Peninnah Schram audio-recorded one of her Chanukah stories “A Melody in Israel” several years ago when she was invited by Bob Sherman to tell this story on his radio program “Woody’s Children”, that is now heard weekly on – or IF you are in the NYC area you can hear it on WFUV 90.7 FM. THIS year, on Sunday December 13, 2020 this Chanukah program will be heard again (for the 3rd time) between 4-5 p.m. (EST). Bob Sherman has interwoven music for this story to create a ‘cantata’ which takes almost the full hour.


    IF you miss the program on December 13th, beginning the day after that date, and for the following two weeks, you will be able to listen to this Chanukah program on “Woody’s Children” in the Archives of in this link: :Weekend Archives | WFUV