The 77% Weekly

The Religion-Outside-The-Box Newsletter

July 2006 – Vol. 1 Issue 21

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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


one definition of insanity: doing the
same thing
repeatedly and expecting different results.

friend Charles explains it like this:

• I
go to a well for water and it doesn’t have any water. I am
• 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

We expect that because we have “put on a
hat” that the dry wells in our lives will suddenly contain

We need to face reality, make the changes
we can, and then stop going to empty wells — with or

With love,

Rabbi Brian

Movie Endorsement

Who Killed the Electric Car?

“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
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?”

Click here for more information on
the film.

With much love,

Rabbi Brian


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