I was fortunate to share some of the lessons I learned from teaching young Jews at Lafayette Collegeon eJewishPhilnathropy! Here's the beginning; click over to eJewishPhilanthropy to read more!
One of the most fun parts of my job as a rabbi in Easton, Pennsylvania is the opportunity my congregation affords me to teach at Lafayette College. The smart, inquisitive students inspire me, and help me feel (kind of) culturally relevant as I move closer to middle age.
Recently after a student expressed an outlandish idea, a classmate responded, “You do you.”
“Huh?” I asked.
“You do you,” she said again, but with slightly more emphasis.
“I heard you, but I don’t really know what that means.”
“It means that even though I don’t really understand why he’s expressing that opinion, I think he’s entitled to it. You do you.”