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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There is a thread of love which holds everything together.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. As great as it would be to be able to pick up one of my husband’s guitars and play something, I’ve always secretly wanted to be able to skateboard. You know, slide down banisters and stuff.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Zucchini quiche with salsa. That or yummy cholent.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Shimon Peres. He is so optimistic about peace. When he speaks I imagine doves and butterflies flying through the air. I was in his house once on a delegation, and his words and the steady resonance of his voice made me want to weep, sing and pray. David Ben-Gurion once said, “In Israel, if you don’t believe in miracles, you are not a realist.” Under constant pressure and threat, Peres maintains a poetical but realistic soul I admire. To me, he just sparkles with love and hope.
June 04, 2009I was a student rabbi when I started writing about Jeremiah and Anatiya, and I continued developing their journey together after I became ordained. Looking back, I realize that at different times in my life I identify with one or the other more.
At first, as a student, I identified with Anatiya. I was so passionate about the subjects in which I immersed myself, the holy texts I was studying day and night. I was enamored by the prophets, especially Jeremiah. I wanted to adhere myself to such a towering figure, in part to learn as disciple, in part to be that close to Source, to Voice, to God, and in part, quite... see more