Following a musician’s lead in a distracting season

For a good part of the concert, I felt sorry for the musicians.  It seemed as if they were playing in a dust storm of distractions: squawking children, chatty adults, buzzing amplifier chords. But by the end of the evening, we had all, remarkably, been corralled into quiet, focused listening. It was as if a … Continue reading Following a musician’s lead in a distracting season

A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke

So, a lawyer walks up to a rabbi and asks, ‘what’s the secret of eternal life?’ Sounds like the beginning of joke, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. It’s a profoundly important question, not because of the question itself, but because of the conversation that follows, which, as it turns out, isn’t really about life in … Continue reading A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke