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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. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I’ve always struggled with the biblical Esther, unsure if I really liked how she uses her guile and wiles to make change and save her people. She always seemed to be to be somewhat of an accidental hero. At the same time, I identify with her.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I like being myself. Maybe I’d like to be Joan Baez for one performance at Woodstock, and then become an otter for a few weeks playing in the mud, then go back to being me again.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Seeing beauty in flaws.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret the times when I could not express my true feelings.
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