In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather participants to hear a story. You may want to set out two shoeboxes, representing each brother's barn, at opposite ends of a small bath mat (preferably of a color that suggests a farm field, such as yellow or green). Or, roll out a length of mural paper and create a map.
To introduce the story, you may say:
This is a story from the Jewish tradition about love and sacrifice.
Read the story, or, if you prefer, tell the story dramatically. Develop a sense of place so you can clearly describe which brother is in which scene and which way they are sneaking across the fields between their two houses.
After the story, invite participants to share their reflections and initial thoughts about the brothers, their actions, and the founding of the temple. You can tell the group they may continue the discussion in Council Circle.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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