I just spent the afternoon studying with Susannah Heschel. Dr. Heschel is the Chair of the Judaic Studies Department at Dartmouth College. She is brilliant. She is also the daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Of course I wasn't studying alone with Dr. Heschel. I attended the event at the Monmouth Reform Temple which has its own brilliance in that it is the home congregation of the first woman to be ordained a rabbi in this country. Rabbi Sally Priesand is now the Rabbi Emerita of that congregation. She also spent the day studying with Dr. Heschel. History met history today and I got to be a witness. Inspiration is a gift. That was the gift of this afternoon.