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Why Rabbis Try My Rabbi

Welcome to Try My Rabbi.  Our site is founded on these main values: Wisdom – To allow rabbis to share their sermons online with each other, Jews around the globe and the greater online world. As a Rabbi you share your wisdom with your congregation on a weekly basis. Be […]

 

 

 

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Making the Minyan – Why Community Counts

Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman Larchmont Temple   The call usually came just as we were sitting down for dinner. Living in our two family home with my grandparents right downstairs, frequently in Bobba’s kitchen. And when it came, my grandfather...

 

Four Stories for Four Children

Four Stories for Four Children

Sermon delivered at the “Traditional Egalitarian Minyan,” Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC Shabbat morning, Saturday August 9, 2014 Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff Four Stories for Four Children In 1982 my four-year old daughter Malka...

 

The Nature of Dignity or What it means to become an Adult

The Nature of Dignity or What it means to become an Adult

Rabbi Mordecai Miller Congregation Beth Ami January, 2014  The Nature of Dignity  or  What it means to become an Adult On the surface, we know that they still have many years to go before they can really speak about being an adult, but how...

 

Tales of the Blue Wizard

Tales of the Blue Wizard

Rabbi  Steven J. Lebow, Temple Kol,Emeth Marietta, Atlanta Georgia December 21st, 2012. Tales of the Blue Wizard Or… How I hated Hebrew School and why you can, too! In a town, not so long ago. In a place not so far away…. There lived a...

 

Superman and Batman, You and Me

Superman and Batman, You and Me

Rabbi Steven Lebow Temple Kol Emeth  Superman and Batman, You and Me As everyone who has ever studied super-heroes knows, almost every super-hero (with the notable exception of the Fantastic Four) has a secret identity. An alter ego. As the...

 

Bar Mitzvah Preparation for the Learning Disabled Child of an Interfaith Family

Bar Mitzvah Preparation for the Learning Disabled Child of an Interfaith Family

Rabbi Steven Lebow Temple Kol Emeth    Bar Mitzvah Preparation for the Learning Disabled Child of an Interfaith Family The first time I heard Michael Graner read Hebrew I knew I was in for trouble.  As a congregational rabbi it is my job...

 

Sleeping and Awake

Rabbi  Steven J. Lebow, Temple Kol,Emeth Marietta, Atlanta Georgia   “I always take a nap, just before I go to sleep…” I am dreaming and here I am. I am 8 years old and my parents, Doc and Rita, have driven 12 hours from...

 

The Call to Bridge the Wall – Judaism in the Jewish State

The Call to Bridge the Wall – Judaism in the Jewish State

Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman Larchmont Temple The very first picture my son Gabe sent last month from his Birthright trip, undoubtedly the first place they took the group of 40 was, of course, The Wall. But Gabe didn’t just send us a picture postcard...

 

Death as Inspiration

Death as Inspiration

Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, Larchmont Temple In shtetl days, and long before, when someone died, most often with generations gathered, [and seldom at what we’d call a ripe old age,] no matter the circumstances, they were never left alone. From...

 

God is Not One

God is Not One

Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman Larchmont Temple   A rabbinic Monday morning, two weeks ago…Not the lo-key, late August morning I anticipated.Two encounters—one hour after the other, neither calendared, but both openly received, not alone for...