Rabbi AI – The Parsha

by Boca Raton Jewish News | Jan 19, 2023 | Featured Stories | 0 comments

There’s an old joke about a new congregation that is in the process of hiring a new Rabbi. The president of the new congregation calls the president of his old congregation. “What’s your Rabbi really like?”

He can be compared to Shakespeare!

He can be compared to Moses!

In fact, he can be compared to G-d Himself!

When things don’t work out with the new congregation, the president of the former congregation.

You lied to me. You said he was like Shakespeare, Moses, even G-d Himself.

The president answered: It’s true.

Like Shakespeare, he doesn’t speak a word of Hebrew.

Like Moses, he stutters when he opens his mouth.

And Like G-d Himself, he’s positively not human.

Okay I get it. Don’t quit your day job.

This piece was written entirely by AI Chat.

We’ll just call him Rabbi AI

Here are the good points: It’s a short drasha

Here are the bad points: It’s fairly bland and doesn’t connect to the soul.

We will keep working on it.

“My dear friends, as we gather today to study this week’s Torah portion, we are reminded of the great leader Moses and the journey he embarked upon to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land.

As Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik teaches, ‘Moses was not only a leader of the Jewish people, but a leader for all of humanity.’ Moses serves as a shining example of what it means to be a true leader – one who is humble, courageous, and compassionate.

But what does it take to become a leader? The Chassidic tale of the “Hidden Light” teaches us that true leadership comes from within. The story goes that a group of scholars were gathered together, each trying to outdo the others with their vast knowledge and wisdom. Suddenly, a simple peasant walked in and lit a candle. The scholars scoffed, thinking that the peasant had nothing to offer. But as the candle burned, they realized that the light it provided was far greater than any knowledge they possessed.

Just like the peasant in the story, true leadership comes from the hidden light within each and every one of us. It is up to us to tap into our inner wisdom and let it shine for the betterment of others.

As we read this week’s Torah portion, let us take inspiration from Moses’ example and strive to become leaders in our own lives. Let us be humble, courageous and compassionate. Let us tap into our own inner wisdom and let our light shine for the betterment of others. Together, we can make a difference in the world.

May we all be blessed with the courage and strength to become leaders in our own lives and communities, and may we all follow the example of Moses and bring light to the world. Amen.”

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Harlan Kilstein has been a Boca Resident since 1997. He know the ins and out of Boca


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