Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Overheard at Table 4: Christmas Poem 7

Christmas Poem 7

Title for a book:

The only Rabbi in Wyoming.

Time split among Jackson, Laramie, Caspar

Driving to Bat Mitzvah's in snowstorms.

500 miles for weddings, or funerals.

A labor of love.


From an NPR article heard 2021-1206 about the only Rabbi in Wyoming and how he lives in each of the three cities throughout the year and how he drives to all parts to perform his functions.  It called to mind that archetype of the "Wandering Jew" and I began to imagine a collection of stories based on this character, along the lines of the Jewish folklore tales that, like fables, always have a moral or a message embedded inside them.


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