Update on the Missing Rabbi

You are probably wondering, “Did she fall into a hole? Did something bad happen? Where is that pesky rabbi, anyhow?”

I’ve been quiet, and I can’t promise I will be as regular as I like to be for a while yet. At first I was in the hospital, dealing with a health problem. Now I am home, dealing with the solution to the health problem. I much prefer the latter, which mostly falls under the heading of Adjusting to Side Effects of Medication. I will not supply more details because even though I’m a blogger, I do have a few boundaries. Anything I said would be TMI, trust me.

A lot has gone through my head. I finally returned to services on Saturday morning, and it felt so good that I intended to go back for Yizkor and the many lovely services of Shimini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, but the body didn’t permit. I needed to stay home. I’m still healing.

I am awed by the number of people who tell me they are praying for me, awed and grateful. Thank you if you’ve been praying, and if you intended to and didn’t that is ok (I think those prayers “count” too.) I feel surrounded by a cloud of Good Intention. It makes the rest of it much easier.

I wish you all a Shavua Tov, a good week. I’ll post again soon.

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

24 thoughts on “Update on the Missing Rabbi”

  1. Rabbi Ruth, rest and do what you need to, for you…..sending healing purrs from Spock and Data( purrs are proven healers….something to do with the vibration)
    With affection and respect
    Alex on the rainy east coast of Scotland

  2. Rabbi Ruth, I hope you can feel all the love and support you have. Wishing you strength and healing each and every day. Barbara

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Rabbi Ruth, Sorry to say, I thought your silence was due to your prayers and observance of the Holidays. So judgmental of me; and so quickly after Yom Kippur. None-the-less, please forgive my crass thoughtless regard and know that during this holy time you were in my prayers as a spiritual leader and mentor. I am now adding to my prayers your recovery to health. Your enduring great spirit is motivating to so many of us out here in the ethernet that your words even on a sporadic timeline are worth every minute spent reading and savoring them. BE WELL SOON!!!

  4. Yes, have missed you and have been keeping you in prayer, thanks for ‘coming up for air’ 🙂 May the healing force be with you

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