March 14, 2007

Rebbetzins and Outs

I'm quoted in an article in The Jewish Week on rebbetzins, a yiddish word for the wife of a rabbi. (As female rabbis did not exist in the old country, there is no word to signify the rabbi's husband.)

Perhaps the most unintentionally funny line of the piece describes one of the perks of my being married to a rabbi: "he also benefits from her job by increasing his own connection to Judaism and supporting her at public events. " While I always support my wife at public events, I don't remember telling the reporter about an increased connection to Judaism. Anyone who knows my atheistic tendencies might be surprised to read such a sentence.

Posted by Doug at March 14, 2007 12:22 PM