Friday, June 27, 2008

Around Town: Our obligation

The news came quickly, as bad news often does, in an e-mail. The message: "We lost our beloved rabbi emerita, Carole Meyers today."

There is a branch of theology that addresses these kinds of losses. Theodicy is the study of why bad things happen to good people. Good people like Rabbi Carole Meyers, an inspirational woman who led Temple Sinai of Glendale for 15 years. She resigned in 2001 to devote herself to her husband and two young children.

There are few females in the rabbinate and Rabbi Meyers was the first woman to lead a congregation in Los Angeles. This loss is deeply felt by many people. I will leave it to theologians to discuss why children must be separated from their mothers, and husbands from their wives.

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