Category Archives: High Holidays

Old Challeges Anew – The Reality of Mortality (Yom Kippur Memorial 5780)

Just because we have been saying goodbye for thousands of years does not mean it has gotten easier. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – What Can We Do (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Don’t do nothing just because you can’t do everything! Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Jewish Future (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Is the kiddush cup half-empty and draining, or half-full and rising? Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Political Civil War (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019

We are heirs of this experiment in holy disagreement; I hope we have learned its lessons well. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Antisemitism (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019)

A rising tide of bigotry lifts all hatreds. Beware of simple answers. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – High Holidays 5780/2019

Jewish history and the human experience have been full of difficult moments: disasters, persecutions, suffering. What have we learned to survive, and how can that help us face today’s challenges? Continue reading

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Then and Now – Yom Kippur Memorial 5779

The present becomes past very quickly – it is shocking to find what we think of as current events in a history book. Yet sometimes time collapses and past becomes present, especially when we remember deep connections. The perspective we gain on intimate loss provides consolation when then becomes now again. Continue reading

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