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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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Here and There – Yom Kippur Morning 5779

The smaller the world gets, the harder it is to live together. Some would abolish all borders and barriers, while others would raise them higher. As America builds walls, as Israelis and “Diaspora” Jews grow farther apart, we grapple with complex identities: individuals, Americans, part of the Jewish family, and human beings. Can we feel connected to “here” and “there”, rather than choosing one or the other? Continue reading

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