Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr
Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr is a CLAL Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, a contributing author of The New Normal: Blogging Disability, and the editor of the newsletter of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. A regular contributor to Kveller.com, Rebecca's work has appeared in such places as The Christian Science Monitor and The Jewish Week, and she is a frequent guest on Huffington Post Live. Writing at her blog, This Messy Life, Rebecca finds meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life. Connect with her on Twitter @rebeccaschorr
I am not from the athletes.
When I was a kid, people didn’t really exercise – or, if they did, I didn’t know about it.
I had a few friends who did gymnastics or played softball, but they were few and far between.
Picture this: The setting was a dining room on the East Coast on Friday, October 31st, sometime in the late 1990s.
Anyone who has ever planned a trip knows that a great deal of time and effort is involved. This emergency solidarity mission took us across this country over the five days and provided opportunities to hear from a variety of experts including four Members of Knesset. And without exception, every one of these meetings was of great value.
Sometimes it is a seemingly innocuous comment that can be the beginning of something amazing.
At the end of October 2013, my dear friend, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, casually mentioned to me that the time had come for her to participate in a St.