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17 March 2015 @ 06:35 am
From the science fiction of my childhood  
U.S. Reform Jewish rabbis to install first openly lesbian leader
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don_fitch on March 17th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
Errr...ummm... Hey, I still have a difficult time wrapping my head around the idea that a _woman_ can be a rabbi. [I will, Real Soon Now, Google for "first female rabbi".]

But then, I also have difficulties with Saint Patrick's Day (he was, after all a _Catholic_), and with corned-beef and cabbage on this day. Mind you, I love corned beef, occasionally, but all the Irish people I know insist that the proper celebratory food for this day is lamb -- cornedbeef&cabbage is either Poverty Food or an American Invention -- and prohibited when this date falls within Lent. Not to mention that Parrick didn't go to Ireland and convert many Pagans (which would have been a questionable "virtue", IMHO). What he did was to demolish the old Irish Catholic Church (which allowed, e.g., Priests below the rank of Bishop to marry, and gave more Rights to women than modern Irish women have (give or take s slight Exaggeration for Effect) as he imposed the Roman Rite.

I guess it's a Generational Thing.

(Mind you, if I find corned beef for sale at aa reasonable price next week I intend to get a slab, for a few sandwiches, followee by hash. And from the photos, that Lesbian Rabbi & Organizational Leader looks like such an absolutely marvelous person that I'm (momentarily) tempted to Convert and join her congregation.)