Adventures of a Chief Rabbi

Following are some of my notes on life as the Chief Rabbi of Uruguay. Follow the adventure!

The Beginning:

Personal Announcement: New Job, New Career, New Country

May 2, 2013 – Mid-air Rendezvous

May 7, 2013 – Loving Montevideo!

May 10, 2013 – Rules of the Game

Getting to Know the Community:

May 12,  2013 – The Seduction of Insanity

May 14, 2013 – Ingredients of Trust

May 17, 2013 – Bus-hawkers

May 22, 2013 – Pasta Heaven

May 23, 2013 – Curious and Carefree

Working Hard:

May 29, 2013 – Rapid-Fire Existential Roller Coaster

Exciting New Lectures Series in Montevideo

June 4, 2103 – Electronic Limbs

June 5, 2013 – The 26.5 million Euro Suárez Difference

June 9, 2013 – Tahara: Dignity for a Corpse

Getting Into Things:

June 23, 2013 – One man’s garbage – another man’s treasure

July 4, 2013 – The Joy of Engineerhood

July 7, 2013 – The British do it Better

July 8, 2013 – Anatomy of an Asado

The Move:

July 16, 2013 [Tisha (9) B’Av 5773] – Packing for Exile 

July 18, 2013 – Rent-A-Kotel

August 8, 2013 – Short Interim Report

The Holidays:

August 28, 2013 – ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

September 2, 2013 – Life of the Party

September 8, 2013 – Flag of Prayer and Dangerous Choirs

September 12, 2013 – Legal Marijuana: Ideal Yom Kippur Topic

September 15, 2013 – Spotlight Yom Kippur

September 18, 2013 – Masters of Sukka Improvisation

September 22, 2013 – Non-drug-induced 3-day Festival Inspiration

Back to Rabbinic Routine:

September 29, 2013 – The Mysterious Monsieur Chouchani (Shoshani)

October 16, 2013 – Wildly Different Men of the Spirit (R’ Shmuel Eliyahu vs. Danny Sanderson) 

October 28, 2013 – The Last Spitz B on Earth

October 30, 2013 – My 29er and Spontaneous Itinerant Marketplaces

November 3, 2013 – A Visit by Elijah?

Communal Dilemmas:

November 11, 2013 – Headline Judaism and Historic Revisionism

November 17, 2013 – Boos, Childhood Trauma and Crowd Participation

November 28, 2013 – Cultivating Religious Leadership

December 25, 2013 – Fireworks War Zone 

Planning and Thinking:

December 30, 2013 – Rabbinate Year-End Report

December 31, 2013 – Keeper of the Scrolls – Get-hunter

Essay: The Purpose of Assimilation

January 13, 2014 – Return of the Exilarch, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Out-of-the-box:

Press Release: Uruguay Institutes Rabbinic Pre-nuptial Agreement 

Interview about Uruguay’s introduction of obligatory rabbinic pre-nuptial agreements

Art Essay 1: The Oracle and The Rabbi

Art Essay 2: Humble, Tenacious, Versatile Acacia

Art Essay 3: Jewish Lemonade

Return of the Muse:

September 10, 2014 – The Whimper and The Bang

September 16, 2014 – Chivitos for Dinner (with apologies to my vegetarian friends…)

September 29, 2014 – Divine Shofar-Blasts

October 5, 2014 – Yom Kippur Redux

Celebrate, not Celibate:

October 8, 2014 – Asado Supreme

October 15, 2014 – Existential Paradox by Design as Impetus in Spiritual Mechanics

October 23, 2014 – Female Pride

October 25, 2014 – Community Power

Returning:

January 12, 2015 – Homeless Parking Gangsters

January 21, 2015 – Nicknames and Lazy Efficiency

January 29, 2015 – Update and Clarification of Spitz Departure

February 1, 2015 – Love of Biscocho

February 13, 2015 – The Induction of Rabbi Epstein

March 10, 2015 – The Elderly are the Future

Exodus and Exile:

April 1, 2015 – Casablanca Stopover

April  6, 2015 – Pesach Preparation, Experience, Quality

April 13, 2015 – Well-traveled Pesach Food 

April 15, 2015 – Uruguayan Kippah

Getting Interesting…:

April 21, 2015 – Trunko, the Super-Dog

April 24, 2015 – Weapon of Mass Education 

 

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