Jewish Heroes Drama Project: What’s it Like to be God?
by Rabbi David
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Do you love drama and play? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will use play, drama, and text study to get a taste of a "God's Eye Perspective" on things, by exploring what it might have felt like to experience some of the events of the Torah from God's perspective.
- Week 1: The Attributes of God - God is beyond names and descriptions, but that hasn't stopped us from describing God. Explore the divine attributes of Mercy, Compassion, Patience, and more through drama. We will focus especially on the Thirteen Attributes, and imagine ourselves imitating them in our lives.
- Week 2: Dealing with People - God sometimes has a tough job: dealing with human imperfection. What to do when a whole generation is depraved (Noah)? What to do when the people you just redeemed run off and worship a statue (Moses)? Step into God's shoes, and imagine how God feels and might want to react witnessing the things that happen in the world.
- Week 3: When Humans Argue with God - Some of our peoples' heroes have bravely argued with God: Abraham arguing to save Sodom, Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, and more. It seems from our texts that God actually enjoyed it! What does it feel like, as God, to be argued with? Where in our own lives is it appropriate to argue rather than just to go along?
Join us as we explore these questions by imagining and trying out different approaches.
Access to dress-up clothes and/or stuffed animals or puppets is ideal but not necessary.