Many of the oldest poems on record are associated with prayer and some of our best examples of ancient Jewish poetry are inside the Book of Psalms. Through original poetry, animations and music, Jina Davidovich and Jeremy Shuback adapted their perspective of Psalm 42, which poses the question, “Where is your God?”
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 1, Psalm 23, Psalm 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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