Category Archives: Holidays

“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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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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Secular Passover Values

How can Passover reflect both ancient and modern values? By celebrating the truth that change IS the Passover tradition. Continue reading

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And You – Yom Kippur Memorial 5777

This post was originally delivered as a Yom Kippur sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2016/5777 as part of a series entitled “This We Believe.” You can hear audio of the sermon through the Kol Hadash Podcast. No one ever said … Continue reading

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