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October 01, 2008

Relative Rabbis

Relative Rabbis

Jewish families all over the world are gathering together this week to celebrate the Jewish New Year. The holiday has extra meaning for Rebecca Schorr and her father Stephen Einstein. As far as they know, they're the first father-daughter duo working together as rabbis in the same synagogue. Rebecca didn't grow up wanting to follow in her father's footsteps - she wanted to be on Broadway. But when her faith conflicted with her career goals, she chose to follow her faith. Rebecca and Stephen talk about her path to becoming a rabbi, and the unexpected joys and challenges of working as a father-daughter team.

Accidental Disrobing

Ian Rushforth worked at a small airport in New York state where he would regularly assist celebrities. He was left all alone one night to assist someone disembarking from a small chartered plane, and he knew she had to be someone important, but he couldn't quite place her face. It was pouring, and Ian slipped, accidentally disrobing her. While watching the movie "Big" weeks later, he realized exactly who she was: actress Mercedes Ruehl. 

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