Possibly, He Could Have Been...

Possibly, he could have been a rabbi; possibly, Albert Einstein could have accepted the invitation to be the president of Israel; possibly, Stalin could have been a yoga instructor, and Marilyn Monroe could have been an actuary; but it seemed far more likely to him that people pretty much did what they were good at and avoided that which they had no business doing… which is what he found himself thinking as he mounted the steps to the bima to address a congregation in a synagogue he’d never set foot in, on a holiday whose name he wasn’t sure how to pronounce.

Rachel Kadish is the author of several novels, including From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story

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