The week I was accepted to the college, Rabbi Ariel Friedlander gave me some advice. She said that the job of a rabbi was to fall over on the Bimah in front of the congregation . . . and to get back up again. Our job is not to be perfect, but to model tenacity and courage in the face of our own imperfection.
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