Jewish Holidays

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 Value of Echad

The Value of Echad

The Rabbi’s Sermon for Rosh Hashana, Day 1 5769 The Value of Echad by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Just over a week ago, my friends, our shul hosted two important events, both were connected to our love of the State of Israel, and our passion...

 

Kol Nidre Sermon 10 Tishre 5773

Kol Nidre Sermon 10 Tishre 5773

BI-TWT Kol Nidre Sermon September 25, 2012 – 10 Tishre 5773  I do not get to go to the movies very often – and lately, Harry and I have been visiting the library and selecting films that we missed during their first-run status. We had...

 

Sermon for Rosh HaShanah Second Morning

Sermon for Rosh HaShanah Second Morning

Sermon for Rosh HaShanah Second Morning   September 19, 2012 – 2 Tishri, 5773 Temple Beth El of Boca Raton By Rabbi Daniel Levin On the first Sunday in May in 2003 in the affluent Chicago suburb of Northbrook, girls in the junior and...

 

A Sermon Regarding Anti-Semitism

A Sermon Regarding Anti-Semitism

FIRST DAY ROSH HASHANAH September 29, 2011 Rabbi Dr. Ronald L. Androphy East Meadow Jewish Center          If it were not for a judge’s ruling, on Tuesday, November 8th, the citizens of San Francisco would be going to the polls to...

 

When Hatred Becomes the Core Value

When Hatred Becomes the Core Value

Yom Kippur Morning 2012/5773 When Hatred Becomes the Core Value I am proud to be your Rabbi.  I am proud to be an Israeli.  I am proud to be a Jew.  I am proud to be a Rodefet Shalom v’tzedek… one who at her core pursues, teaches and...

 

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,...

 

Creating a Culture of Jewish Food on Yom Kippur Day

Creating a Culture of Jewish Food on Yom Kippur Day

5770 Yom Kippur Day Sermon Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Creating a Culture of Jewish Food on Yom Kippur Day There are generally two topics which are taboo to discus in mixed company: religion and politics.  On Yom Kippur we add a third: food. Today...

 

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Erev Rosh HaShana Sermon, 5768 Rabbi Julie Greenberg In past years, on this auspicious evening, as we step into the New Year, I have frequently spoken about the sense of home: all of us from far-flung places, honing in as if by instinct, coming...