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My Voice: To Publicly Blog or Not to Publicly Blog

As I am finishing up my position here in Australia, many of the congregants have been telling me that I should have a blog or a podcast. They want to be able to still learn from me. It was also in this job that I was writing a sermon that I delivered in shul and wrote for the newsletter almost weekly.

A MP who heard me speak over Yom Kippur, told me if I have a blog or something, I should send it to him, because he would be very interested in reading what I have to say, as he so enjoyed my sermon. He also told me that professionally it will be good, it is how people are making a name for themselves.

School is trying to get us to write more, making it a requirement that we have at least one article published in some form of newspaper/blog/newsletter/journal.

This blog is anonymous. None of my friends or family know that it exists, and if they find it, they do not know that it is me that is the author. For some reason, the idea of putting my name to my thoughts makes me uncomfortable. I still think why would anyone want to hear what I have to say. I don’t think that I have that much to share with the world in terms of writing.

But as I am getting more and more people telling me to have a blog of sort, maybe now is the time that I should? Or at least, should start sharing my ideas in public, with my name attached.

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Author:

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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