Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

When you study a Jewish text and create new meaning out of it, you engage in the most central practice in the Jewish religion.

Source: David A.M. Wilensky, “Getting Drunk on Jewish Texts and Arts at LABA Launch” (J, The Jewish News of Northern California)

Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Sol was a singular man whose passion for purpose, innate optimism, moral compass, quiet dignity and irrepressible memory proved inspiring to his family, his shul, his museum, and so many others.

Source: “Sol Rosenkranz.”

Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Ruined.

Source: “Generations” by Rachel Hall (in Heirlooms: Stories).

Yes, I’ve read this before, many times. But I reread it this week because I was teaching it. And as my students noted, this is a powerful line.