I often think that, somehow, a rabbi feels that he can’t be human – he has to be rabbinic. Why? If the rabbi were human, the rabbi would be so much more able to talk to us. We and he – we’re doing the same thing in life: trying to be human, trying to make life meaningful and putting it together.
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, “Searching for God in Judaism: A Rationalist’s Theory of a Mystical Reality”, Orange County Community Scholar Program (13 September 2008) [Available at http://podcast.occsp.org/wp/2008/09/14/csp-seidler-feller-searching-for-god-in-judaism-a-rationalists-theory-of-a-mystical-reality/]