Friday, April 22, 2011

Heard The Story About The Rabbi Who...

About the Rabbi who was not ready emotionally to continue to be a Rabbi and sought therapy in writing a book about theological extremism while moving to Long Island where his wife is a ... cantor?

Well here it is, the story of Josh Burrows:-

“I’m a 32-year-old man forced to contemplate things I’m not emotionally ready to deal with...To this day, I’m not sure what I want to do,” he said, speaking of his future in the rabbinate.

The message of faith in the story of the Hebrew slaves guided Burrows as he left Washington, and the rabbinate, for a new life in Roslyn, N.Y., a small Long Island community where his wife, Gabi Arad Burrows, now serves as cantor of Temple Sinai.

Today, Burrows, 35, is contemplating a return to the rabbinate. He is also sharing stories of faith in a new way, by writing a novel about religious extremism and personal theologies. The fictional tale is based on an actual group of religious extremists — Burrows declined to say which one — that uses biblical theology to justify its actions.

Burrows got the idea for the book in Washington, as he struggled to help his congregants develop “their own personal theologies” to answer questions of faith, but he didn’t have time to start writing it.

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