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JGS Toronto Event: “The Not So Mythological Village of Chelm”
December 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speaker: Steven Brock
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
Doors Open at 7:30 pm
Jewish folklore is filled with stories about the village of Chelm. Outsiders consider the
villagers as fools, but they know that they are the great sages of the world and that
their logic always makes perfect sense – at least to them. Although Chelm seems like
a mythical place, it is in fact a real village in south-east Poland. In his presentation,
Steven will recount the history of the real life village and how it got its humorous and
less than flattering reputation.