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"It's a 2 1/2-hour show with two acts, packed with Jewish mysticism, drama, and sweetness." - Kate McQuaid, Boston Sunday Globe
"Universal appeal ... directly out of the storytelling tradition of Jewish life." - Kansas City Star
"A fascinating story of Jewish spirit and myth...a Hasidic tale about combating despair, finding hope, and transforming the world. It's a spiritual adventure and a Jewish mystical epic." - Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe
"This is a story which speaks to Jew and Gentile, to any listener who has sought and questioned, erred and succeeded, stayed alone in the darkness, then emerged to tell the story, whatever that story might be." - The Second Story Review
"If you're looking for something really different, head to ... Doug Lipman's performance of "The Soul of Hope," a Chasidic tale of the Baal Shem Tov, the great
founder of the movement. Lipman delivers this tale with memorable
expressiveness." - Jules Becker, The Jewish Advocate
"Explores the human dilemma of wanting to change the world while feeling inadequate to the task." - Boston Sunday Globe
"An inspirational tale." - Boston Herald
"Brilliant...Lipman takes the time necessary to develop the richness and the simplicity of the story. He uses music judiciously throughout, and manages to capture the joy and wonder of the Baal Shem Tov while maintaining an overall solemnity in keeping with the epic nature of the tale." - The Second Story Review
"A spiritual adventure filled with humor, joy, and pathos." - Ann Hall, Boston Sunday Globe
Read these complete articles about The Soul of Hope:
- Telling the epic tale of the Baal Shem Tov.
From the Boston Sunday Globe. Brief interview with Doug and a description of the show as it was performed at Brandeis University.
- Young Performer Practices the Ancient Art of Storytelling.
From the Cleveland Jewish News. Interview with Doug on the occasion of his performing The Soul of Hope at an Ohio synagogue.
- A Beautifully Crafted Tale.
From Storytimes. A review of the two-cassette recording of "The Soul of Hope."
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