Aaron and the Wrath of God gives teachers an opportunity to explore the parallels between guiding children as a parent and guiding them as a teacher. It is also is an exploration of three different (highly interrelated yet distinct) goals for our teaching about God. The story can stand on its own as a Rudyard Kipling like “just so story.” It also can be an occasion for digging more deeply into our own assumptions about good teaching about God as suggested in the analysis that follows the story.
Aaron and the Wrath of God by Tuvya Ben Shlomo (Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, July 31, 1984)
Analysis of Aaron and the Wrath of God by Dr. Jeffrey Schein
Questions to Explore the High Holiday Themes in this Story