For the sin of ranting far too much

With thanks to David Wilensky for sending this piece of wisdom my way.

Rabbi Chaim Stern, z”l, the master liturgist who was the senior rabbi at the congregation where I now work, said the following. It seems to me much of the blogosphere could take these words to heart:

“So often my words precede my thoughts, and I feel humiliated. I am a fool more frequently than I am a sage! O God, show me how to keep quiet more often, at least until I have something real to say and someone who wants to hear it.”

Kein y’hi ratzon & shana tova.

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One thought on “For the sin of ranting far too much

  1. Susie Tanney says:

    Jesse-

    I have no idea how I got to your website, but I really like this quote. I hope everything is going well on your end. Shana tova umetukah!

    -Susie

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