In med school, future physicians are trained to look for the prosaic horse -- not the exotic zebra -- when making diagnoses. So I've been told, variously, that I'm a migraineur, a hypochondriac, a schizophrenic. But I'm none of those: I'm a zebra.
You've dreamed for years of finally retiring and enjoying the rest of your life with your spouse. Little did you know at the time that your relationship would experience friction that you could have never imagined.
With marriage in the State of New York now available to all, this wedding season promises to be an especially busy one. Here are a few suggestions that all couples looking for a rabbi to officiate might want to consider.
Like any true rebbe, certainly like Shlomo Carlebach, Bob Dylan is spectacularly flawed. But like any true rebbe, he has worlds to teach us about ourselves and this life, and we know this much: we are simply not going to get this stuff from anyone else.
I went to Albany on Friday not expecting anything to change. But I got to witness what was a sacred moment. I got to see thoughtfulness and deliberation lead people to change their minds and their votes.