One of the benefits of going to work so early that it’s still dark is that I am able to get in a quick meal before a daytime fast begins. I scarfed a bowl of oatmeal and thought about Ta’anit Esther. Esther was a leader, but a leader within a pretty brutally sexist regime. Her husband, the King, had removed his previous wife Vashti, for … Continue reading A Day Without Women…and the Fast of Esther
I am stubborn. I justify it often, using my height as a handy excuse. A low center of gravity must lend itself naturally to being hard to move, right? Or, my red hair becomes the excuse as if its inability to choose a more common color somehow influences my brain to stay in well-trained ruts rather than create new trails. Stubbornness isn’t always a bad … Continue reading Stubborn or Stiff-Necked?