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Truth and Parable

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 1



Appeared in

Apples From Heaven: Multicultural Folk Tales About Stories and Storytellers

Story Summary

A simple yet sweet Yiddish tale about a scholar who can't understand why people shun his attempts to set forth the bitter truth yet flock to the synagogue to hear the Rabbi's stories. The Rabbi explains that, while he also tells the truth, he tells it in the form of parables which are nothing but the truth dressed up, which makes people more comfortable.