Three proposed lessons deal with the themes of birth, parenthood, and family in texts for Rosh Hashanah. This holiday casts light on family issues through various models, represented by stories that we read in synagogue. The issues that worry today’s parents are already present in the ancient sources, and they invite us to engage in a dialogue with them. Using various methods of working with a text—beit midrash, Bibliodrama, art midrash—the participants will be able to gain a profound understanding of the original work and to find its relevance, both for individual growth and for self-determination of family relations in the complicated reality of today’s world. A creative workshop also will enable participants to find in the text their own voice and personal interpretation.
by Dana Pulver