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Yom Kippur Day – Tikkun Olam begins with Tikkun Ha’nefesh

This is NOT a sermon about politics. Last year on November 9th, I woke up early from a restless night’s sleep and immediately ran to my computer to check the results of the previous night’s presidential elections. My email reaction…

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Kol Nidrei: Israel

On July 14th this year, Jason Shames, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, sent the following note: “Dear Friends, As many of you know, I am not a fan of former Pink Floyd bassist and front…

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2nd Day Rosh Ha’Shana: Reform Judaism

Boker tov, and again, Shana Tovah! As some of you may already know, in June I was accepted as a member into the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or in short – the CCAR, which is the Reform Movement’s Rabbinic…

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Rosh Ha’shana Day 1: Hayom Harat Olam & Chana’s Loss

Boker tov and Shana Tovah! We are about to engage in a very powerful climatic moment in the High Holidays, lishmoa kol shofar, the mitzvah of listening to the Shofar. Hearing the blasts of Shofar each year takes me to…

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Setting & Achieving Goals, Erev Rosha’sh

Rosh Ha’Shana Evening: Year Summary, Setting and Achieving Goals Sermon

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