The story of Ruth, the Moabite widow of an Israelite man who chooses to remain with her mother-in-law’s people has been an enduring touchstone in the discussion of Jewish identity for generations. This month’s text is Ruth’s declaration of intent – the intention to believe, the intention to belong, the intention to be faithful. It is a pivotal moment in the life of this individual woman, and will prove to fundamentally impact the trajectory of all of Jewish history.
This month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge Gallery will feature media that represent artistic understandings of these words. Join the conversation by sharing which ones speak to you, and your own creations inspired by Ruth.
.כִּי אֶל-אֲשֶׁר תֵּלְכִי אֵלֵךְ, וּבַאֲשֶׁר תָּלִינִי אָלִין–עַמֵּךְ עַמִּי, וֵאלֹהַיִךְ אֱלֹהָי,
“Where you go, I will go: and where you live, I will live: your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”