Category Archives: Holidays

The Many and the One – Yom Kippur Memorial 5782/2021

This High Holiday sermon was delivered at Yom Kippur Memorial services at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in September/Tishrei 2021/5782. It was part of a series entitled “After Disaster.” Video of these High Holiday services and sermons is available here.  How can we wrap our minds around … Continue reading

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The American House Divided – Yom Kippur Morning 5782/2021

This High Holiday sermon was delivered at Yom Kippur Morning services at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in September/Tishrei 2021/5782. It was part of a series entitled “After Disaster.” Video of these High Holiday services and sermons is available here.  In 2001, Rosh Hashana began just six … Continue reading

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The Jewish House Divided – Yom Kippur Evening 5782/2021

 This High Holiday sermon was delivered at Yom Kippur Evening services at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in September/Tishrei 2021/5782. It was part of a series entitled “After Disaster.” Video of these High Holiday services and sermons is available here.  Content warning: this Yom Kippur sermon will … Continue reading

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Hate and Indifference: Rosh Hashana Morning 5782/2021

This High Holiday sermon was delivered at Rosh Hashana morning services at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in September/Tishrei 2021/5782. It was part of a series entitled “After Disaster.” Video of these High Holiday services and sermons is available here.  A Rabbinic story, set 2000 years ago, … Continue reading

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The Plague – Rosh Hashana 5782/2021

This High Holiday sermon was delivered at Rosh Hashana evening services at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in September/Tishrei 2021/5782. It was part of a series entitled “After Disaster.” Video of these High Holiday services and sermons is available here. Every spring, most … Continue reading

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After Disaster – High Holidays 2021/5782

We respond to tragedy through mourning and learning. After what seemed like disaster after disaster over the past year, how best to move forward? Continue reading

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Who Can See What Will Happen After?

Who can see what will happen after? Continue reading

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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When Indeed? Continue reading

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Shall Not the Judge Do Justice?

This post was originally delivered as a Yom Kippur Evening sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago in September 2020. It was part of a series on Five Jewish Questions. Video is available here. Consider Abraham. Abraham is told that the city of … Continue reading

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I my brother’s keeper? And who is my brother? Continue reading

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