Off the Pulpit: A Final Musing with Thanks
By RABBI DAVID WOLPE
Thirty years ago, I began publishing 200-word columns, first in print in the NY Jewish Week and then online. In 2004, an early collection of them was published by Behrman House called “Floating Takes Faith.” Now as I step down as senior rabbi of Sinai, it is time to bring this column, having written some 1,500 of them, to an end.
From the beginning, I aimed at the refrigerator. Perhaps this or that musing would be stuck on the door as a helpful thought. If this column gets pasted to a refrigerator – or a computer, or a bathroom mirror – it will be as a reminder that all things, good and bad, must end.
It has been a great pleasure sharing thoughts each week, and God willing, I will continue to do so in many other ways. For now, however, these columns called “Musings” or “Off the Pulpit” have run their course. I hang my kippah up in the hope that they have enlightened, amused or even inspired a bit over the decades, and with deep thanks for your kindness – B’vracha, with Blessing – David Wolpe
David Wolpe ends his long term with Sinai Temple as their senior rabbi. This will be his final column with the CCJN. We thank him for his many contributions through the years and wish him continued success as he moves to a new position.