Stephanie Paulsell teaches at Harvard Divinity School.
Learning a language requires us to focus our attention on something outside ourselves. It's a lot like learning to pray.
My Italian is rusty. When I go to church in Rome and try to follow along, I'm reminded of Woolf's "incessant shower of innumerable atoms."
A student I taught with recalls licking honey from Hebrew letters as a child. My own memories of religious education are less auspicious.
Anthony C. Yu died this spring. I am still discovering the profound influence this teacher had on me.
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