As we prepared for Shabbat at Temple Kol Emeth on Friday morning, our Director of Member Engagement, Cindy Livingston, polished up my monthly reflection with a beautiful banner and a new-and-improved title:
Reflections from Rabbi Gottfried: The Power of Rereading
I never used to reread books. And I didn’t understand why some people advocated for what I believed was tedious and time-consuming. Time is better spent reading new books.
But lately, as I revisit books that inspired me when I was a rabbinical student and during the early years of my rabbinate, I find myself rejuvenated. The act of recalling something I learned in my youth—remembering how I felt when I first read it—imbues the teaching with new layers of meaning. Read more