Tag Archives: Rosh Hashana

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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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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Who Am I, That I Should Confront Pharaoh?

If you were Moses, what would you do? Continue reading

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In Person

What does it mean to be “in person”? Thoughts for a very different Jewish New Year 2020/5781. Continue reading

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Time and Space 2020

Time and Space 2020
Written for a very different Jewish New Year. 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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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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