31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
Probably when I was in Israel in 2013. Although really every time I go to shul and get to teach Judaism, I feel passionate and alive.
32. If not now, then when?
How very Hillel. Now is always the time to try to do whatever you need done.
33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
You don’t. You simply must try.
34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
Yes, there is more to life than just talking. You need to know when to be there for someone. I much prefer these conversations than verbal ones.
35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Because of the inherent nature of human beings to always assume what they are doing or what they believe is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. There is no space for other people’s beliefs.
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
No, because there is no such thing as pure good or pure evil. Even the most evil things imaginable have some good things behind them. To think in terms of black and white is to leave no space for shades of gray.
37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
I would probably still be in school, so no.
38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
I would rather have more work that I actually enjoy doing.
39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Not generally, I only feel like I have lived a day several times before when I watch Groundhog Day.
40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
When I applied to medical school, LOL! Without a doubt, there is nothing that can prepare you for medical school!