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Kitah Dalet, 4/10: Saul and David

Posted on April 15, 2016

On Sunday, 4/10, Kitah Dalet continued our exploration of the story of Samuel, Saul, and David. The week before, we had split into groups and each acted out a slice of the story, performing the skits together at the end to tell each other the whole narrative. This week, we gave special attention to the fate of Saul, the once-chosen king. The students were all asked to think about the position Saul is in, having been given a kingship by G-d and now having it taken away. They were asked to think about whether they believe Saul understands what is happening to him, why it is happening, and whether he thinks he is being treated fairly or unfairly. Students all wrote a personal prayer or letter from Saul in regards to his situation. After this activity, we moved on to the best-known story associated with David, the second king of Israel: his slaying of the giant Philistine Goliath. We will continue to explore this story, and others of David’s reign, in the weeks to come.