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A colleague of mine recently wrote of my freelance work outside of mainstream congregational life that I am “nothing more than a rent-a-rabbi.”
In my defense, I would like to state that I would rather be rented than owned.
Insanity & A Hat
Here’s one definition of insanity: doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.
My friend Charles explains it like this:
• I go to a well for water and it doesn’t have any water. I am disappointed. • I go away and come back. The well still doesn’t have any water. I am shocked. • I leave and come back a third time. But this time . . . I’m wearing a hat!
And yet we all do this — all of the time.
We expect that because we have “put on a hat” that the dry wells in our lives will suddenly contain water.
We need to face reality, make the changes we can, and then stop going to empty wells — with or without hats.
“Who Killed the Electric Car” is the first movie that I am officially promoting. Why? Partially because of the handsome rabbi featured presiding at the car’s funeral in the opening sequence of the film. (Me.)
And, because it is a good film.
Director Chris Paine, a visionary, wrote this teaser about the movie: “It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?”