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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...

 

Coping With Loss: Models To Consider

YOM KIPPUR YIZKOR 2008-5769 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy             Let me begin this afternoon with a word of thanks. I have had the mitzvah opportunity of standing with many of you during your times of loss. This past year was our...

 

An Ancient Holiday With Modern Meanings

October 17, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy This evening we find ourselves in the midst of the beautiful Festival of Sukkot, the Fall Harvest holiday of Jewish tradition. Its major symbols are the etrog and lulav, four species of nature, which...

 

Tallit Tale

ROSH HASHANAH EVE 5770  BY RABBI ROBERT H. LOEWY             Friends, after 26 years of leading this congregation in High Holy Day Worship, I should have mastered the skill to craft a message for this moment easily. And this year...

 

Avinu Malkeinu Or To Whom It May Concern

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5770 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   Let’s begin with a little word association game. When I say, “I have a little dreidel,” you think of what holiday? _____. Dadayenu and you think ______. Kol Nidre: _____. Last...

 

Who Shall Live…

YOM KIPPUR MORNING 5770 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   At this juncture of our worship, we approach, Unetaneh Tokef, a theologically controversial prayer of the Holy Days. “Who shall live, who shall die, who by fire, who by water…” Many have...

 

The True Judge

YOM KIPPUR YIZKOR 5770 Rabbi Robert H. Loewy             Friends, today is known as Yom Hadin, the Day of Judgment. So let me begin my comments this afternoon with the story of a Jewish man appearing before a judge. He was suing for...

 

Promises To Keep

KOL NIDRE 5770 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy        Yom Kippur Eve…We make every effort to arrive on time. Latecomers are few. No one wants to miss Kol Nidre, perhaps the most powerful religious moment in our liturgical calendar. It has been...

 
 
 
 

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