beginning to follow

First published January 22, 2010.  Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than […]

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beginning to follow

First published January 22, 2010 Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than […]

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a teacher who recruits

College admissions offices spend enormous energy recruiting students. Most faculty members don’t. The faculty are part of the product that recruiters sell. “If you come here, you will get to study with Dr. X. He’s the one who wrote that famous commentary on John. In fact, he was on the translation team.” It’s possible that […]

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beginning to follow

Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than sitting in a classroom with […]

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