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Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm

Comedy

The mythical village of Chelm is where, in the mid- to late-1800s, the Wise Fools lived. Where everyone was a fool, no one was aware of being foolish. These are their stories--unlike other stories in the Chelm genre, very short-form tales as read aloud in synagogue over many years. (But you don't have to be Jewish! All are welcome.)

Location:

United States

Genres:

Comedy

Description:

The mythical village of Chelm is where, in the mid- to late-1800s, the Wise Fools lived. Where everyone was a fool, no one was aware of being foolish. These are their stories--unlike other stories in the Chelm genre, very short-form tales as read aloud in synagogue over many years. (But you don't have to be Jewish! All are welcome.)

Language:

English


Episodes
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Heaven McChicken

7/14/2024
In the afterlife--especially for a Wise Fool like Boris the Balagoola--there are different meal plans for "upstairs" and "downstairs," if you know what we mean.... From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:06

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Frequent Schlepper Miles

7/7/2024
Sometimes it's tough for the Wise Fools to get first-class treatment. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:29

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Beadle-De-Dumb

6/30/2024
Too much of a good thing? Perhaps, if you're a Wise Fool. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:02

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There’s No Place Like Home (Live)

6/23/2024
Relya, Wise Fool of Chelm, world-traveler, widow, one ungrateful son, is ready for the perfect vacation: a journey to meet The Grand Guru high in the Hermalayas. Recorded live at Bayit Shelanu on September 16, 2023, with gratitude to Rabbi Jan Goldstein. (Early audio issue clears quickly.) Starring guest performer Rena Strober! https://www.renastrober.com/ Also featuring Bruce Garnitz! (Small sound glitch in the first ten seconds...stick with it!) From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:39

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Don't Cry For Me, Balagoola

6/16/2024
The power of prayer has its own meaning...if you're a Wise Fool. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:01:58

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"We Have, Your Honor"

6/9/2024
Has the jury of Wise Fools reached a verdict? From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:03

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"Everybody's a Critic"

6/2/2024
To impress your future father-in-law, you'd better have the chops. (From a story shared by the late Dr. Melvin H. Present, a long-time friend.) From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:06

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The Cholera of Money

5/26/2024
It isn't easy funding an education system, especially among the Wise Fools. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:04:16

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A Husband Like This Doesn't Grow On Trees

5/19/2024
The great Nancy Sullivan returns, to help us understand how best to honor the perfect Wise Fool of a husband after his passing. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:02

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A Bright Future

5/12/2024
Not even a Wise Fool should waste talent on the wrong career. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:24

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Matzah-Matta-U?

5/5/2024
Wise Fools are Wise Fools, day or knight. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:04:33

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Dances With Dunces

4/28/2024
You had ONE job, no time for sentiment...unless you're a Wise Fool. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:27

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Poetic Justice

4/21/2024
Property values...in and around the tiny village of Wise Fools. An amusing--but this time somewhat poignant--story. [This episode was scheduled many months ago for this date. Our real world is a tougher place these days but the timing of this story is not intentional.] From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:47

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Bottoms Up

4/14/2024
In praise of the ordinary, everyday...Matzah. Happy Passover! (We're still a week away from Passover, but this will help you start preparing.) From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:01:24

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Marital Bliss

4/7/2024
Some things are very important to remember, especially if you are a Wise Fool, or even a Wise Fool Emeritus. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:28

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What's-His-Name's Memory Course

3/31/2024
How does a Wise Fool improve his memory? From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:04:07

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When You Wish Upon A Tsar

3/24/2024
Fortunately, they escaped the Cossacks...and we'll leave it at that. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:02:16

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Fahrvergnugen

3/17/2024
The Cossacks are mean. The Cossacks are dangerous. The Cossacks are...not smart, even when compared to the Wise Fools of Chelm. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:37

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Why Is This Salesman Different From All Other Salesman

3/10/2024
A Wise Fool knows how to find the best salesperson...for a pitch to the Pope. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:04:00

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Rich Or Poor Is Not Important (As Long As You Have Money)

3/3/2024
The tiny village of Chelm needs more money. The solution? Worthy of the Wise Fools. From "Tales of The Wise Fools of Chelm," available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. https://amzn.to/3VpWj7y

Duration:00:03:00