Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

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

Advertisements
Posted in Funerals, High Holidays | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Good and Evil – Yom Kippur Evening 5779

In a post-modern, post-revelation world, defining good and evil is challenging and yet necessary. Can we admit when we have done wrong, and can we accept when our opponents do right? What is an honest difference of opinion, and what is truly evil that must be resisted? Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Bad Jews” – Yom Kippur 5778/2017

What would happen if we never called others (or labeled ourselves) “Bad Jews”? Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in High Holidays, Holidays, Kol Hadash Shofar | Tagged , , | 5 Comments