Torah & Texts

Proverbs Explained and Intrepreted

Stop Motion Animated Torah Made by Educators

The Book of Proverbs is called Mishlei משלי in Hebrew, and is in the part of the Hebrew Bible called Writings, or Ketuvim כְּתוּבִים . This short compilation reel brings together short pieces that adult Jewish educators made while learning a new way to understand and interpret text.

Over the course of two 1.5  hour sessions, 80 participants studied in chevruta pairs, learning a proverb and then interpreting it using the basics of stop-motion animation. They  got their hands dirty as they molded clay, and ultimately created a set of original and delightful animated videos.

Each of the claymation pieces were filmed with free apps on smartphones. After the workshop we combined the individual films into one 4 minute example to show how BimBam can help make Jewish text learning fun, meaningful and memorable.

The development of this program was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed in the individual projects, however, are solely the responsibility of the artists.

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