Tag Archives: Rosh Hashana

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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Us and Them – Rosh Hashana Morning 5779/2018

Rejection and fear of “the other” is deeply rooted in human psychology and culture. An open family that includes both “us” and “them” may be the most successful future for the Jewish people in the 21st Century. Continue reading

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Me and We – Rosh Hashana Evening 5779/2018

The eternal battle between individual and community defines the human and the Jewish condition. What to give to others and what to guard for myself? 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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