I have no idea how much posting I may get done this week. I’m in San Francisco at the Nehirim retreat for Jewish LGBTQ clergy. I look forward to schmoozing and studying with clergy from all over.
You might think, “What kind of busman’s holiday is that, for a rabbi to go study?” Well, there’s Torah we study for the next class or the next sermon, and then there’s Torah we study in order to grow. Time for the latter is precious, and even more so when we can gather with others to learn. I study every day on my own, but there’s nothing like learning with a group of Jews! So much the more so, with other clergy devoted to Torah, and other LGBTQ folk like myself.
So I will send reports from the classroom, but tonight is sacred to dinner with a dear friend and study partner.
I wish you good learning, too. Believe it or not, it refreshes the soul.
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My great-aunt was wont to say “I’ve learned something new today, guess I’m not ready to die yet!” And indeed she lived a long and smart life.
Your great-aunt sounds wonderful. I feel that way too!
She always said it in such a cheerful, delighted way too. No matter how trivial the new fact, she was thrilled to learn it.
I wish she’d lived to see the Internet — she’d have loved Wikipedia.