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.