Jewish

Robert Sherman

In the summer of 1963, radio stations across the country were playing Allan Sherman's novelty song about a kid's miserable experience at camp, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fuddah.” The song came from Sherman's album My Son, the Nut which was the last comedy album to hit the top of the charts before "Weird Al" Yankovic's Mandatory Fun hit number one this summer.

"Jewish Biblical Legends"  introduces Christian readers of the Bible to the otherworldly way in which the rabbis of ancient times interpreted sacred texts.  You will discover how the rabbis sought to keep their congregations engaged by telling tales and parables about the Bible.  Sometimes they made up whole new background stories that do not appear in Scripture but shed light on it.  Their interpretive insights were based upon immense knowledge of what Christians call the Old Testament.  This knowledge they employed to keep the congregations engaged and informed.  Joel S.