I Dream Again About Rabbi Weil

I dreamed I swung by Beth Jacob on a Sunday morning. The shul had some family event. I hung out.

Then, with some trepidation, I walked to the door of the shul.

Rabbi Weil came by and invited me to accompany him to his office.

I sat in the back while he talked with some of his congregants.

I picked up an inspirational book from his shelf and read while he talked on.

Then he invited me to get in his car.

He drove about an hour to a river where Beth Jacob members and their families were hiking.

He talked about various aspects of Judaism including the imperative against gossip.

"Oh, come on," I said. "Rabbis, in private, gossip about as much anyone else."

He elucidates why that is not true in his case.

He’s fiery and passionate.

He stops beside the river. I get out. He drives away.

I felt annoyed. I was tired and not up to hiking but to get a ride home, I now needed to hike.

So I walked beside the river with the other families and somehow I got separated from everyone else, and it took me a year of hiking to get home.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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