Bald is Not Always Beautiful

Some thoughts on becoming a bald woman rabbi and why it doesn’t matter whether or not I’ll still be beautiful.

Pitbulls, Pearls & Pontification

Since signing up to become a St. Baldrick’sshavee, I’ve heard many people say two things:

1: “I’m so proud of you!”

2: “You’ll still be beautiful.”

The first, of course is welcomed and appreciated. I’m proud of myself too!

The second, surprisingly, is not.

On a communal level, this journey was about the Sommer family and about Superman Sam and about saving other kids and other families from their fate. On a universal level it was about taking action – doing something – in a world where sometimes awful and tragic things happen and nothing can be done. On a personal level – for me – this journey was about being a good rabbi; a rabbi as moral exemplar, who does so by walking the walk; who doesn’t just say that saving lives is more important than looking beautiful, but who is willing to put her money (and…

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