Progress Planet is a website that tries to engage its readers in the "disambiguation of the Bible," taking a fresh look at our sacred texts and confronting the parts that challenge our values. I agree with some of it, disagree with other parts. It always makes for some interesting reading.
They recently interviewed me about this blog and how I see blogging to be part of my work.
Progress Planet: What do you do for a living? (if, that is, you’re not making your living from blogging!)
Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser: I am a congregational rabbi. I serve the Jewish community of Martin County, Florida, as the rabbi of Temple Beit HaYam in Stuart.
PP: How long have you been blogging?
RJG: I started blogging in February of 2011.
PP: Why did you start blogging? Why do you continue to do it?
RJG:I think my job, primarily, is to be a teacher of Torah. I work to get other people to love Torah as much as I do and to inspire them to build a life around the values of Torah. Blogging, to me, is like a great big megaphone that allows me to do my job better. It allows me to reach further and to more people than I could ever do just by talking to folks in my little synagogue.
You can read the rest of the interview on the Progress Planet site: "Many Voices” Blogger Q&A: Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser (Reb Jeff)