Author Archive: Stephan

The Darshan: Preacher and Teacher of Talmudic Times

The Darshan: Preacher and Teacher of Talmudic Times

The Darshan: Preacher and Teacher of Talmudic Times by Marc Bregman Throughout the Rabbinic period, one main instrument of popular education-particularly what would today be called “adult education” – was the scriptural...

 

How To Be Grateful, Even When Successful

How To Be Grateful, Even When Successful

Yiskor Sermon 2010 Shemini Atzeret September 30th, 2010 How To Be Grateful, Even When Successful (sermon influenced by Rabbi Hayyim Kieval) One of the most famous preachers in Eastern Europe in the eighteenth century was Rabbi Jacob Krantz,...

 

Exceptionalism: The Mantra Of Generation F

Exceptionalism: The Mantra Of Generation F

Friday, October 7, 2011   Kol Nidre 5772 Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, PhD     Congregation Emanu-El In James A. Mitchener’s The Source (1965), fictional archaeologist, Dr. John Cullinane, worked with Israeli Ilan Eliav, modeled after famed...

 

This is My Very Last Sermon

Rabbi Sydney Mintz Yom Kippur 5772 Congregation Emanu-El This is my very last sermon. It could be. I don’t know. This is your last Yom Kippur. It might be. You don’t know. It is possible that we will not be here next year. Are you ready?...

 

Happy Is The One…

ROSH HASHANAH EVENING 5768 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy This evening I wish you “L’Shanah Tovah”, while in English we say Happy New Year.” These are not exactly the same. “L’Shanah tovah” implies all will be well, but also that you...

 

The Bridge To Forgiveness

The Bridge To Forgiveness

Yom Kippur Eve- 5768 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   My dear friends, the plaintive call of Kol Nidre reaches out to us, as we entreat God to forgive us for all that we have done wrong in the year gone by. At the same time we are called to be...

 

From A Mother To Her Girls

Yom Kippur Yizkor 5768 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   This day of Yom Kippur is intended to help us grow as human beings, created in God’s image. We do this by introspection, evaluating how true we have been to the values instilled within...

 

In The Footsteps Of The Prophets

YOM KIPPUR MORNING 5768 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy             This morning I want to tell you about some real people whom I have met in recent days. I think of them as “mitzvah heroes.” Some are even seated on our pulpit this morning....

 

We Do Need To Be Perfected: A Response to Ann Coulter

By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy October 19, 2007 My friends, God wants us to be perfect, so does Ann Coulter. However what God wants of us and what Ann seeks for us are two very different paths to perfection. Let’s start with God in this week’s...

 

Many Have Gone Forth

October 26, 2007 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   “I want to stay in your country and be a citizen,” said the older looking gentleman standing in front of the Immigration Officer. Officer: “How did you get here?” Applicant: “Easy,...