Today is forty-four days, which is six weeks and two days of the Omer in the year 5782. גבורה שבשכינה, Gevurah ShebeSchechinah, Strength of Divine Presence. Today I will be ordained a rabbi. Today, I have the honor of experiencing the depth of Divine Presence and accepting the honor of dedicating my life to its constant renewal.
To Be A Rabbi
To be a rabbi is to be a Jew.
A simple Jew,
Fully committed to living a Jewish life.
To be a rabbi is to commit oneself to lifelong learning and honestly mean it.
To be a rabbi is to be a daydreamer, a learner, and a shepherd.
Boundaries, Strength, Discernment
These are my greatest strengths. I am deeply rooted in Gevurah energy. I find it the most auspicious day to be entering the rabbinate on the 44th day of the counting of the Omer.