Those who didn't get the chance to record a text for the Festival Epic Telling will be glad of this opportunity!
To punctuate and give contour to our Epic telling of selections from the book of Deuteronomy, we intend to insert short tellings of various Laws.
Choose one of the available texts below and sign up for it on the sign-up page (the button)
Learn it by heart (a one minute job..?)
Take a quick video of you telling it on your phone or device
Submit the wee video, naming it in the following manner: Scripture Ref-Your Name
Go to the Micro-Tellings Sign-up by hitting this button here:
See the texts in full below; the sign-up form doesn't hold all the text of every selection.
Here's an example of a Micro-Telling:
If you want to get more serious about it, follow these guidelines:
Guidelines for Making Your Epic Video
(yes, you have to sign up, but we trust them)
When it asks you who to email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(also the one to email if you have glitches)
See the texts here:
Take care that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place you happen to see. But only at the place that the Lord will choose in one of your tribes—there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do everything I command you.
Because the Lord your God travels along with your camp, to save you and to hand over your enemies to you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.
You shall not eat any abhorrent thing. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof cleft in two and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.
You shall not return to their owners’ slaves who have escaped to you from their owners. They shall reside with you, in your midst, in any place they choose in any one of your towns, wherever they please; you shall not oppress them.
When you are encamped against your enemies, you shall guard against every evil thing.
On loans to a foreigner you may charge interest, but on loans to another Israelite you may not charge interest, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all your undertakings in the land that you are about to enter and possess.
f you make a vow to the Lord your God, do not postpone fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you would incur guilt. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not incur guilt.
If you go into your neighbour’s vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, as many as you wish, but you shall not put any in a container.
Whatever your lips utter you must diligently perform, just as you have freely vowed to the Lord your God with your own mouth.
If you go into your neighbour’s standing grain, you may pluck the ears with your hand, but you shall not put a sickle to your neighbour’s standing grain.
Finally, if you have any technical difficulty, do what we all do: