Once a man criticized my desire for knowledge by saying that it was not fitting for a woman to possess learning because there was so little of it. I replied that it was even less fitting for a man to possess ignorance because there was so much of it.
- Christine de Pizan (1364-1440)
Are secular teachers rabbis?
I learned early on that 'rabbi' means teacher, not priest.
- George Steiner (1929-2020)
This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in a language only.
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