Author Archives: Rabbi Adam Chalom

“Bad Jews” – Yom Kippur 5778/2017

What would happen if we never called others (or labeled ourselves) “Bad Jews”? Continue reading

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“Judaism Says” – Rosh Hashana 5778/2017

What would happen if we approached Jewish diversity as “flavors” of Judaism, and you can’t argue about taste? Continue reading

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“Post-Truth” – Rosh Hashana 5778/2017

 This post was originally delivered as a Rosh Hashana sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2017/5778 as part of a series entitled “Forbidden Phrases for the New Year.” You can hear audio of the sermon through the Kol Hadash Podcast or directly here. … Continue reading

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The New Jewish Landscape – 2017

This post is based on a sermon delivered at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation on August 25, 2017. You can hear audio of the sermon as delivered here.  2000 years ago, the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. This was a crushing … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – Thoughts for Elul 5777

Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, can be a time of introspection and reflection. Rather than appealing beyond our world for forgiveness, we can turn to each other to both ask and offer a new chance, and we … Continue reading

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Forbidden Phrases for the New Year 5778

These talks will be part of High Holiday services in September 2017 for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation and later available on The Kol Hadash Podcast and as separate posts here (adult events only). If you are interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, … Continue reading

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Dealing with the “God” Question

This short list of 6 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) on the “God” question is intended to help Secular Humanistic Jewish teachers with their students and parents with their children. Continue reading

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