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One of ​my favorite teachings comes from the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Bava Metzia, 59b:

"Rabbi Eliezer said to the rabbis 'If the law follows me, Heaven will prove it!' A Divine Voice emerged and said, 'What happened to you all? Don't you know that in every place he speaks, the law is decided according to Rabbi Eliezer?' Rabbi Yehoshua jumped to his feet and exclaimed against the Divine Voice, 'Torah is not in heaven!'" (Deuteronomy 30:12)

This text, a small piece in a much longer story, contains everything I love about the Talmud: clever interpretation of Torah, magical elements, and important debates about the very essence of Judaism. This story teaches us that Torah is in our hands to read, interpret, debate, and live out. It also teaches us that God's voice can be heard in the world. Like the rabbis do, we might argue with God, but we can always tune into that still, small voice.

As a future rabbi, I aspire to be a teacher, guide, and leader of Jewish community. I aim to help Jews of all ages and backgrounds connect Jewish wisdom, ritual, and practice to their lived experiences.

I cannot wait to meet you and begin working together to create the Jewish future.

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