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Rabbi’s Kid

by C.B. Gavant

Now that it’s summer, my parents make me go to shul for Minchah and Maariv every night. My father’s the rabbi, so I have to sit in the front row and everyone looks at me and I feel all squirmy and all I want to do is run away. But my father says, “Time you started going to shul, Pinky. Aryeh was going to shul at your age.” That’s me. Pinky Roberts. Rabbi’s kid.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

rabbi's kid It’s like life in a fishbowl sometimes, you know what I mean?

I’d much rather be out riding my bike or throwing a ball around with my friends. Or reading. That’s my other favorite activity, after bike riding and baseball. My mother says, “You’ve got the whole day to play, Pinky. How bad could it be to spend half an hour in shul each night?”

Hah! Little does she know.

Then there’s my older brother, Aryeh. On our way out the door tonight, he says, “You’re such a baby. Always disappearing when it’s time for action. Try to act your age, will you?”

Just to show him, I choose a seat in the back. Old Mr. Wasserman sits here too. That’s fine with me. He reminds me of my zeidy inMinneapolis, who hardly ever comes to visit because it’s hard for him to fly.

 

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