Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Growing My Own...Tuesday Torah
It's amazing how people are impressed by something that you can grow on your own...
This was me, on Sunday morning (okay, the picture was taken Saturday night):
Thanks to some good genes, I have a lot of hair. And it's curly. And I like it...which is something of a change from high school and even college, when I hated it.
But, I digress.
Since I've arrived in Chicago, I have had 2 haircuts (the pulpit) of our synagogue. Each time, I did it with a group of kids and adults who were also donating 10 inches of their hair to Locks of Love.
This time, it was a little different, since we're out of our building.
There was still a group of kids and adults who were doing it with me. But it felt different, somehow, to be standing on the stage of Highland Park High School's auditorium, where we've been holding our Sunday School.
And yet, at that moment of the cut, the whole room felt holy to me.
(btw, my kippah says "ima" for you non-Hebrew readers out there)
Each time I say it's going to be my last haircut of that magnitude. But then I start to grow it...and it just feels so right. After all, how many of us can grow our own mitzvot? It seems almost a shame not to do it.
That's my Torah this week.
What's yours? (Leave your link in the comments)
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