Galili Shahar*

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Storytelling can be considered as a call for justice, while performing political resistance. In Jewish and Hebrew traditions, storytelling – the biblical tale, the Talmudic Aggadah and the Chassidic parable, were often implied in that capacity: Tthe tale was resumed as an act for the critique of violence, revealing the complexities of sovereignty, while attesting also to the dialectic of (divine) justice, the justice which we are doomed not to know. The crisis of knowledge is a condition in the discourse of justice, through which, however, higher degrees of human engagement and affiliation are revealed. The chapter presents three cases of storytelling – the case of Job, the story of the prophet Jonah and a Chassid tale, in which the concept of justice is associated with epistemic crisis, with states of non-knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpistemic Justice and Creative Agency
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Literature and Film
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000641882
ISBN (Print)9781032183930
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


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