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Layers

I am always dressed in layers.

Sometimes my layers have to do with the laws of modesty that is expected of me. A top is too low cut or there aren’t sleeves or the skirt isn’t long enough…I try to find clothing that I don’t need to wear layers, but it is hard. Even in the clothing stores that are said to be modest, they sell shorter dresses, so you will have to buy something to go under. But ineveitably, things ride up througout the day or while walking, and there is a constant shifting and reorganizing my outfit. They say it is the fashion. I say it is just wearing a lot of clothing- especially when it comes to the summer.

Othertimes I am dressed in layers because it is cold and hot. I find that air conditioning in most places is just too cold (especially on buses) but it is usually very warm/hot outside. So I am prepared with a sweater or a scarf or both. By wearing (or bringing) layers I am able to go about my day taking off or putting on clothing.

As they say it is easier to put things on rather than take things off.

[I don’t feel like this is a very profound post. It is the first thoughts I had about layers, although I could also talk about layers of people, layers of conversations, layers in nature, and how they come to teach us something- but I’m not really feeling it.]

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I am prone to overthinking and not to sharing. I decided to start writing and see what happens. So here are some stories and life situations (sometimes words of Torah) of a 30 something single woman, who happens to be a rabbi (received ordination in 2017- so there are posts of what that experience was like), will be working as a chaplain (and worked for years with older adults), is regularly asked what city she is located in (started the blog while living in Israel, found herself working in Australia, and will be in New York for at least a year), and is just trying to figure out her place in the world.

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