Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yesterday


A picture used to appear here - - a picture of my own that I took with my iPad, but it's gone now.  Not sure why.  It was of my MESSY desk.  (That's not quite the same, is it?)

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2 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

I am intrigued. Is this what it looks like when someone is writing a sermon? The paper that says "midrash" is especially intriguing because I think nobody at my church but me knows that word. The only reason I know it is from hanging out with Jews.

Stephanie Anthony/She Rev said...

It's what it looks like when I'm writing a sermon anyway. Well, writing a sermon, looking for suicide survivor support groups, putting together guidelines for deacons to use when making visits to shut-ins, writing a funeral service, trying to plan adult education for the year.... It was a crazy day in a crazy week.

The midrash paper is an article in the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educator's magazine written by Rabbi Sandi Eisenberg Sasso. I am a HUGE fan of midrashic study and narrative writing in particular. It was cool to see her article included. I am thinking about having her book for adults be a book I offer as adult education sometime this year. I have had a major obsession with the Jewish faith and traditions for as long as I can remember. I took a class in college called "Women in Judaism," which was taught by a visiting professor, a rabbi from a nearby town. When the course was over he asked me what I was doing after graduation. I told him I was going to seminary. He asked me, "Hebrew Union College?...." When I told him, that no, I was Presbyterian he said, "Well, if it wasn't for Jesus, you'd make a damn fine Jew." I cherish it as one of my highest compliments ever!