Ready for Prime Time??
Wednesday October 19th 2005, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Slices of Life

So, up to this point, I’ve considered this site a work in progress. Now it’s ready for prime time. Such as it is. I mean, people are not sitting on street corners with baited breath, awaiting the latest rants and ramblings from Defrocked Rabbi, now are they?

But, I did send a note to two “not-defrocked” rabbi friends whose replies told me that this is now a real blog.

So here’s a bit of the back story:

I had been thinking of creating Defrocked Rabbi for several years. I have a first draft all laid out in lovely HTML in my “Old My Documents” folder somewhere. Somehow, the last kick to put it online never quite kicked in. I think I thought that once I put it up, what will I add? This was way before the big wave of blog-dom had crashed the proverbial information technology coast.

Then a few weeks ago (more…)

OK, Well Maybe Not 100% Defrocked
Sunday October 16th 2005, 2:10 am
Filed under: Sermons

Yes, Defrocked Rabbi had a small gig this past Yom Kippur in a very small congregation in a somewhat small city. You all know the rule of Jewish life: two Jews, three synagogues. This town was close to that.

In case you missed it, here’s my Kol Nidre sermon; (Hey! I bet it was better than the one you heard):

“Are you all old enough to recognize the name of Lenny Bruce?” I asked my 23 year old daughter that question this week as I was preparing and she said, “I know that’s a name I should know, but I don’t remember who it is.”

In case you don’t know, Lenny Bruce is acknowledged (more…)