Each camper had to find a story or character they wanted to explore and develop with the aid of knife and paper. Some worked with one of the session rabbis to find fascinating little tidbits, others made up their own commentaries, and all of them created stunning work. Underneath them you'll find their own words describing their work; click any of the photos to see them bigger; there are some incredible pieces of comics in the backgrounds, often driving a lot of additional meaning.
|Natalie R: There is a midrash that says that Lilith gave the apple to Eve to give to Adam. Lilith was the real first woman. She was created simultaneously as Adam but she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for defying Adam.|
|Cole: My midrash project depicts a scene from Mount Sinai. The Torah and commentaries tell of God’s voice coming down on the mountain as well as thunderclouds with lightning striking the mountain. Also, Sinai is up in flames.|
|Ethan T: For my midrash, I chose to do it on Noah’s Ark. I was always fascinated by the story of Noah’s Ark, and I thought this would be a great interpretation of the story. I decided to add a sun because I thought it would add more to the piece.|
|Rachel: "When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban's sheep,|
he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle's sheep."
|Josef P: This is a papercut of Joseph and his coat ["Joseph by Josef"]. The left side of the coat symbolizes the destruction and famine Joseph predicted [for Egypt]. The right side is the coat as it is normally represented, being colorful.|