COWEN: How would you alter or improve rabbinical training?This remains my single piece of career advice, should there actually be any young people reading this blog. Learn to speak.
WOLPE: I’ve given this a lot of thought. Let me just mention one area. When I speak to rabbinical students, I tell them all the time that the single most valuable commodity you have as a rabbi . . . you can answer that yourself, and then I’ll tell you what I think: your voice. Most people are going to come in contact with you when you speak to them. Not all of them, but most. There’ll be more people who come to your services than the number of people at whose bedside you will sit as they die.
And yet, most rabbis — most people — don’t know how to speak.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
What Rabbis, and Maybe Others, Should Learn
Tyler Cowen interviews Rabbi David Wolpe: