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Angels In Our Lives (Vayetzei – 11/13/21)

Posted on November 16, 2021

Angels In Our Lives When we’re afraid and feeling insecure, wouldn’t it be great if we had some direct assurance from God? Jacob was one such lucky person. Upon fleeing Continue Reading »

Judging Earlier Generations: Progress, Not Perfection (Toldot – 11/06/21)

Posted on November 9, 2021

Judging Earlier Generations: Progress, Not Perfection While the actions of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs at times seem highly questionable, the rabbis rarely criticize them. One of the notable exceptions is Continue Reading »

Going Where No Jews Have Gone Before…(Chaye Sarah – 10/30/21)

Posted on November 3, 2021

Going Where No Jews Have Gone Before… The first marriage of two Jews takes place in our parsha: Isaac marries Rebecca. There’s not much detail about the wedding: Rebecca lowers Continue Reading »

Abraham’s Legacy (Lech Lecha – 10/16/21)

Posted on October 18, 2021

Abraham’s Legacy “Have you ever been in the company of someone who lavishly extolled the virtues of a muffin?” asks Mendel Sternhull. “No? Then you didn’t have the pleasure of accompanying Continue Reading »

Marriage and Relationships 1.0 and 2.0 (Noach – 10/09/21)

Posted on October 11, 2021

Marriage and Relationships 1.0 and 2.0 After a year of confinement on the Ark, tending to animals, mourning for lost friends and wondering about the future, Noah and his family Continue Reading »

Rising to the Occasion (Breishit 10/02/21)

Posted on October 5, 2021

Rising to the Occasion King Solomon exhorts us to strive for achievement both in our youth and in our old age. “In the morning sow your seed, and in the Continue Reading »

The Story of the Trustee Siblings (Yom Kippur – Night 09/16/21)

Posted on September 17, 2021

The Story of the Trustee Siblings There’s a short story by Leo Tolstoy that I’d like to share with you tonight. I know what you’re thinking, “Knowing the rabbi, it’s Continue Reading »

Self-Discover and Self-Empowerment (Yom Kippur – Day 09/16/21)

Posted on September 17, 2021

Self-Discover and Self-Empowerment We Jews are an interesting group, a quandary. As a whole, we don’t attend daily or weekly services, but we do come for the High Holidays. You’ll Continue Reading »

Embracing a New Spiritual Paradigm – Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Posted on September 10, 2021

Embracing a New Spiritual Paradigm In a little while, we’re going to sing Pete Seeger’s famous anthem, “We Shall Overcome”: We shall live in peace, some day Oh, deep in Continue Reading »

Repeats and Changes: Israel and our Youth – Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Posted on September 10, 2021

Repeats and Changes:  Israel and our Youth Shana Tova, good Yom Tov, thank you for joining us today. First and foremost, I’m thrilled to see so many of you here Continue Reading »

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