Alicia Jo Rabins: An Indie-Folk Rendition of Ruth’s Journey

This animated music video presents the biblical story of Ruth, retold by singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins through an original indie-folk song. The Book of Ruth is traditionally read on Shavuot, which celebrates the revelation of the Torah as well as the beginning of the harvest season, as depicted in the video. Ruth, Judaism’s most famous convert, is known for her loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi, as well as the God and people of Israel. The chorus beings with Ruth’s words to Naomi: “And where you go I’ll go/where you live will be my home.” Rabins is a writer, musician, and Torah teacher whose work explores the intersection of ancient wisdom texts with everyday life. She is the creator of Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about the complicated lives of Biblical women. This video was provided by BimBam, which creates fun and accessible digital media about Judaism for families who want to spend quality time online.


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