What metaphor best describes the world of crafting and managing the world? This classical Yom Kippur piyyut (liturgical poem) compares our relationship with God to various kinds of craftspeople who shape and mold raw materials.
- The prayer compares our relationship with God to material in the hands of many types of craftspeople. Which is your favorite metaphor and why?
- Write your own verse to the poem...what metaphor would you add?
- Throughout the Bible and in later sources, God is consistently referred to as a creator. The Talmud in Tractate Megillah extends this image and says that God is, in fact, the greatest artist ever known, as evidenced by all of God's creations. What acts of creating make you feel most empowered? Where in your life is creativity important?
- The poem expresses a feeling of vulnerability. Over the past year, when have you felt this vulnerable? What have you found reassuring in those moments?