Dec 17, 2013

What Rabbis Do (in 9 hrs) - [a #poem]

What Rabbis Do (in 9 hrs)
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Strategize with lay leaders, Support a colleague, welcome a potential convert, counsel a fiancee, comfort a partner, support someone dealing with mental illness, welcome another potential convert and comfort their struggling born-Jewish partner (& play with their beautiful child), plan a committee meeting, carefully set necessary boundaries, nurture care between community members, answer a journalist's questions, network an interfaith initiative, answer 30% of 100 new emails, rapid-fire share social justice blasts, teach 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th graders, strategize with leaders again, blog for pluralism, pray for 2 minutes.

Be told by one person at the end of the day that I'm not as present for them as they wish I'd be.


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