I didn't need to be the wife of the Rabbi to feel a sense of wanting to reach out to others. I would be that anyway, because that's the example that I got from my parents. But, being married to a Rabbi, or this Rabbi, gave me lots of opportunities to do it, in lots of different venues. There's never a dull moment, there's never a reason for boredom. There's just so much to do, and there's never enough time to do everything you want to do. Looking back, the things I feel most proud of are because he is a Rabbi, and because I felt involved. In those days, husbands and wives did things that way. You know, that's the way we did it! It was a Mom and Pop store. So, I didn't have any goals for being anything that wasn't connected to what he was doing. Fortunately, my interests were Hebrew! That's how we met, that's what we have in common. His work gave me the venue to teach Hebrew. The synagogue needed teachers? Well, here I am! I never thought that I should be going to law school or being someone in my own right. My mother would work side by side with my father in his office, but she was not paid a salary for it. That's just what you did in those days, and that's just the way I did it, too.
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