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Author Archive: Stephan

Passover And The Presidential Race

April 18, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy At Purim time we had lots of fun this year. In our Purim spiel, with tongues firmly planted in cheek we connected Esther with Clinton, Obama with Haman, Mordecai with Huckabee, and Achashveros with McCain....

 

Parting The Waters

January 18, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy A little boy came home from religious school one Sunday and his dutiful parents asked him what he learned. With great excitement he told them about the story of Moses and the Israelites and their escape...

 

Ishmael And Isaac: Struggling Brothers

November 9, 2007 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   Like many of you, I have a brother. And like many of you there have been times, when the two of us have not been on the best of terms. Fortunately, most of those occurred when we were young children,...

 

Explaining A Stereotype: Jews And Money Lending

May 16, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   All of us have heard the comments: references to “rich Jews” or “cheap Jews.” Sometimes we hear the expression “Shylocks,” when describing someone who is a loan shark and occasionally...

 

Tim Russert Remembered – Father’s Day

June 13, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy Early this afternoon many of you probably heard that NBC journalist Tim Russert died of a heart attack in Washington at the age of 58. I did not know him personally, but like many, I felt as if I did. He...

 

Bible And Baseball

MAY 30, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy It is a well-known fact in Biblical scholarship that contrary to the belief that baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in the 1800s, baseball has its true roots in the Bible. One need merely cite a number...

 

One Nation Under God

JUNE 20, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy At the recent funeral of a veteran, I was reminded of the great respect and ritual that is connected with the flag. Hearing the playing of taps as the Marine Honor Guard respectfully and precisely folded...

 

The Other Abraham

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING 5769 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   This morning I would like to speak of the famous legislator from the State of Illinois, a man renowned for his engaging oratorical skills, who rose from humble origins. Perhaps he is...

 

Living With Uncertainty

Rosh Hashanah Evening 2008-5769 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy             How wonderful it is to be together for this Rosh Hashanah evening. Earlier this month I was concerned we might not be here. I refused to believe that history was...

 

I am Jewish

Yom Kippur Eve 5769 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy Hearing Kol Nidre…. sitting in the sanctuary…. scanning the room…. These are the sights and sounds and senses, which remind us of who we are. We are linked to those around us, those who preceded...

 
 
 
 

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