Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do

LINK TO PART 2 of this article Making Mistakes “What does it feel like when you make a mistake?” It’s a question that Kathryn Schulz asks people. She’s an expert in mistakes. I imagine many of us are experts in making mistakes. She is an expert is what mistakes are....

The Thirty-Five Year Gosub Redemption

October. Portland. Bedtime. Annie’s room. 2018 “But I shouldn’t be in that group,” my daughter wailed over and over again. Annie was put in remedial fourth-grade math at the start of the school year. She hadn’t learned her times tables. Her...

God’s Laugher

And God Laughed Zoe approached me with a funny look on her face. “Rabbi,” she said, “I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” The setting was Magic Camp last summer, on the beautiful campus of Bryn Mawr college. My boy, Emmett, was in his first year at camp....

Not To Complain (part 2)

Not-Complain, Part 2   Before I send each newsletter, I wonder, “Will they like this one?” I also often wonder about the staggering number of people who are certain they have just written a hit song. Last week’s newsletter –NOT TO COMPLAIN–The...

Not To Complain

Not To Complain It would have been a comfortable chaise lounge, except it was in Dr. Black’s brightly lit dentist’s office. He walked in and asked, “Rabbi, how are you doing today?” I usually give a thought-filled response. However, in this...

Not Remembering Half RIght

September 11, 2001 A. Where were you?B. What were you doing?C. Who do you remember being with you?D. Who did you talk to?E. What did you say or hear? Let’s assume you wrote out five responses. A. _______ B. _______ C. _______ D. _______ E. _______   Two of...

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