Grateful

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Grateful for so much of the past five days, the past two weeks. I did not imagine that my rabbinate would include chairing the boards of The Jewish Studio Project and SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva.

Yet it is work that I find deeply meaningful and filled with Torah. I am working diligently to learn the new skills required for this role and to embrace the role itself. There is, as always, potential for more reflection. I’ll leave you with these words which were sung in beautiful harmony no matter whose voices were in the room.

Cosi revaya ... cosi revaya 
(my cup overflows)

We give thanks for the unknown blessings already on their way
We give thanks for the unknown blessings already on their way

I will not
Look back in anger
Or forward in fear
But around in awareness

Adapted from Batya Levine’s adaption of Haudenosaunee saying.

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And I promise a short break from posts about these two transformational organizations. Fair warning: I have two Keshet LGBTQ & Ally Teens Shabbatonim in March.