Rabbi Sherre Hirsch: Last April, my first book, "We Plan, God Laughs: What To Do When Life Hits You Over the Head" was published. If you have read it then you know I dedicated it to my mom for her courage and how she overcame so many challenges in her life. I wrote a lot about how life had hit me over the head quite a few times up to that point. And, honestly, by the date of publication I was sure I had reached my quota.
Life certainly hit us over the head.
I have been strengthened by the support and love of all the people who shared their own stories with me. They remind me how each one of us is not alone on this journey. Life will continue to throw us curve balls again and again whether we think we have had enough or not.
On June 16, 2009 my mother turned 65 years old, the paperback of "We Plan, God Laughs" went on sale and I am on a mission.
In celebration of my mother's fight and for all those fighting cancer, I will be donating 10% of the paperback profits to the Art of the Brain Fund to help in the fight against brain cancer.
I wrote that while we may not always be happy, our task in life is to make meaning. Together with your support I hope that we can not only further research, but find a cure; I hope we can give others the chance at a better life. I hope that we will create meaning.
|Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch, mother of three, is only the 60th woman ordained in the Conservative movement. She currently serves as spiritual consultant for the world-renowned Canyon Ranch. Hirsch authored "We Plan, God Laughs: 10 Steps to Finding Your Divine Path When Life Is Not Turning Out Like You Wanted." She holds two master's degrees and received her BA from Northwestern.|