Torah & Texts

Psalm 23

By Ariel Root Wolpe and Mariangela Mihai

Psalm 23 is one of the best known examples of Biblical poetry. Through this original poem, and the striking animation and music here, Ariel Root Wolpe, Mariangela Mihai and Eurico da Costa Ng explore the “valley of the shadow of death” in this spoken word adaptation of Psalm 23.


The Psalms Project

In 2013, BimBam invited artists and poets from around the world to reinterpret a biblical psalm of their choice.  Each of the submitted entries expressed a unique perspective into Jewish life and art today. While a panel of judges ultimately selected adaptions of Psalm 1Psalm 23Psalm 42 and Psalm 90, many of the semi-finalists can be heard on soundcloud (here).

Thank you to The Koret Foundation for funding the Psalms Project, as part of an initiative to cultivate Jewish peoplehood. Additional thanks to each of the writers, narrators, producers, educators, judges, directors and sound engineers including Elijah Aaron, Barbara Barza, Maya Bernstein, Lucas Boilon, Charlie Corriea, Jina Davidovich, Danielle Foreman, Sarah Kashinsky, Sarah Lefton, Rachel Levinson, Andrew Lewitin, Neville Mickinnie, Mariangela Mihai, Eurico da Costa Ng, Russel Neiss, Ted Newiss, Alicia Jo Rabins, Will Robertson, Rachel Lopez Rosenberg, Jeremy Shuback, Allie Woilner, Dan Wolf, Evan Wolkenstein and Ariel Root Wolpe.

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Psalm 23 Lyrics

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Psalms 23 Source Sheet

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This project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of its Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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