Friday, January 20, 2006

Quote

There is one thing I wanted to put up real quick, sorry my posts have been somewhat erratic.

I stayed after briefly to express my thanks and interest to the Rabbi, and I asked him about Reform Judaism, of which he and his congregation are a part. But, being a good protestant boy I used the word: Reform-ed; reformed.... I used the past tense.

He pointed out to me, graciously, that it was Reform Judaism. As in, not completed. He said "Once you start to think you have it all right, that's when you are wrong." That quote is not verbatim, but you get the idea.

WOW! Instead of putting the verb in the past tense, which indicates a finite completeness, they use the verb in the present tense to communicate an ongoing process. Very cool.

Shalom.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Instead of putting the verb in the past tense, which indicates a finite completeness, they use the verb in the present tense to communicate an ongoing process." very cool indeed. and i like your post about brushing your teeth in the shower. its so liberating :)

--sarah

Adam Caldwell said...

Bingo

Andy B. said...

Luther and all those reformers had a rallying cry of sorts - "Semper Reformanda" - always reforming.
Going on,
Andy B.

adam mustoe said...

thanks andy, very cool