So I took a month off and now I’m back to the blogging. It’s a job of work keeping it going and finding interesting things to discuss. Not that there’s any lack of interesting things, but I try not to sound like a moron when I blog and that sometimes translates into research, which takes time!
This past weekend, on behalf of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, I had the privilege to be visiting rabbi at Oraynu Congregation in Toronto. The people were lovely and because I gave my card to many of them I hope they’ll be checking out the blog and see how deeply appreciative I am.
There were several highlights. The presentation I’m the most proud of is the one where I purposely made everyone nuts looking at the many maps of Israel, settlements and the territories. I think I succeeded in demonstrating just how complicated the issues are. It was a wonderful discussion and extraordinarily civil, given the topic. Of course, that just might be a Canadian thing. From what I’ve experienced on my several visits to our northern neighbor, Canadians are downright nice!
So I thank everyone there for their interest and hospitality. I hope that when those cold fronts sweep across their land, they’ll make their way to my corner of the tropics for some R & R.