Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations

Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations

  • Create your own interpretation of “Where you go, I will go” (Ruth 1:16) through a drawing, piece of writing, dance, or song.
  • Write a poem or love letter to a person, animal or object in your own life based on this phrase
  • Write a song or chant using Ruth’s words “Where you go, I will go.”
  • Create a drawing or dance about Ruth and Naomi’s relationship.
  • Write a poem or monologue in the voice of Ruth about the transformations she has gone through in her life. (This could also be a dance, song, comic or drawing).
  • Write a poem or monologue in your own voice about how you are similar to or different from Ruth.
  • Create an image, poem, monologue, song or dance about a moment when you left your home to follow something or someone you loved.
  • Create an image, poem, monologue, song or dance in Ruth’s voice, describing how she found the courage to take bold risks in her life. You could write about Ruth’s leaving everything she knew to follow Naomi, her adopting a new culture, or her approaching Boaz at night.
  • Write Ruth’s story in six words.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ideas to Jump-Start Your own Creative Interpretations." (Viewed on August 26, 2019) <https://jwa.org/node/22290>.

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