About this book
Scripture Windows provides step-by-step exercises that introduce educators, lay people, and men and women of the pulpit to a revolutionary way of involving individuals in the study of sacred stories. In this carefully designed guide to the practice of Bibliodrama, students of all faiths learn how to step into the Biblical text and create midrash as a process of improvisation.
Scripture Windows represents a distillation of a process of biblical study and is the official “how to” manual used at the Institute for Contemporary Midrash training seminars.
Scripture Windows will appeal to those interested in the application of dramatic methods to the teaching of Bible-as well as anyone seeking fresh approaches to the teaching of Bible to students young and old.
“Like that portal in Noah’s ark, Scripture Windows offers a riveting and radical set of tools for peeking beyond the literal and into the timeless telling of our enduring myths of meaning.
“Peter and Susan Pitzele’s Bibliodrama transforms the way we read our Scriptures; it respects the multi-vocal layers of each narrative, and it navigates our souls’ responses to the very act of living lives of sacred intention.
“This is a book that breathes the Bible into our bones and opens our hearts with compassion and courage to the role of storytelling.
“It wakes us up on this human quest for intimate encounter with the sacred within and beyond, one story at a time.”
—Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, the founding spiritual leader of Lab/Shul NYC and the creator of Storahtelling, Inc. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performance artist, he received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2016.