Welcome to The Village!
On the edge of The Black Forest, somewhere between Russia and Poland (and occasionally Germany) is a small community. Eighty or so houses, more chickens than people.
Season One introduced The Village and its many residents.
In Season Two we'll hear the story of THE VILLAGE TWINS.
As Reb Gold says, "Visiting the Village is like eating warm rye bread. You don't need to be Jewish to enjoy it."
Behind Closed Doors
Marriages are blessings. They can also produce anxiety and fear. In this episode, a young girl shares her pre-wedding jitters with her mother, and learns a long-hidden secret.
The Village Butcher
What happens when the butcher develops a conscience? A thoughtful and eloquent story about respect, integrity and consequences.
Winter Blessings Live-on-Zoom tour Nov 28, Dec 4 and 5
A Hanukkah program for the whole family. Stories song and conversation. It's free, donations accepted or buy a book. Book your tickets at https://izzyabe.com/tour
You may have heard a version of the story, "Rachel the Wise." It is a wonderful story, but widely considered a myth. Not at all.
The original wise Rachel was Rachel Cohen, a young girl from The Village. In this story, she pits her wits against wise Rabbi Sarnoff from the neighboring village of Smyrna.
Fear and Loafing in The Village
Reb Stein, the baker, is frustrated. He's never heard the phrase, "That's the way the cookie crumbles."
Winter Blessings Book Release and Signing Announcement
We’re celebrating the release of the book Winter Blessings, on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
Eleven stories and a novella of village life, it includes visits with Rabbi Kibbitz, Mrs. Chaipul, Reb Cantor, Doodle, Rachel Cohen and more.
Izzy Abrahmson and I will be doing a reading and book signing at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket Rhode Island on Sunday, October 17 at 2 pm.
Winter Blessings is a perfect gift for friends and family or for yourself. It will make a great present for Chanukah Christmas, Kwanza, Ramadan, Diwali, Solstice or the New Year. Find it at https://books2read.com/winter-blessings