Who Knew? Angela Buchdahl

Friday, June 05, 2009

Since I'm not a deeply religious person unless you count praying to the White Porcelain God in times of need (see too much to drink), others may already know this, but I happened to stumble upon this article talking about Angela Buchdahl who was the first Asian American woman to be ordained as a rabbi or cantor:

The daughter of a Korean Buddhist mother and American Jewish father, Buchdahl is the first Asian-American woman to be ordained as a rabbi or cantor; she currently serves at Central Synagogue in Manhattan. She spoke movingly of being both an outsider and an insider in the Jewish community and in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
And yes - since I don't really know how I got to this article - we can just chalk it up to divine intervention.