Rosh Hashanah

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

God Will Gather Me In

Rosh Hashanah 5768 (Day 2) Shmuel Herzfeld   I happened to notice a sign on the street advertising that Bob Dylan will be performing in concert in DC in two weeks. Of course, I sent him an invitation to join us for a meal in our Sukkah. ...

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771

In a fascinating book entitled How God Changes Your Brain, Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg tells us that if we add spiritual practices to the daily activities of our lives, we will enhance the neural functioning of the brain AND “improve our...

 

Rosh Hashanah Evening 5768

Temple Beth Zion Buffalo, New York Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld   Throughout our Torah, God exhorts us to remember those among us, either least able to care for themselves or easiest for us to forget. Over and over the Torah reminds us to, in...

 

Reform Judaism at 200

Reform Judaism at 200

Rosh Hashanah 5771/2010 Rabbi Kenneth Milhander   Rabbis Levy, Samuel, and Kosiner were “progressive” Reform rabbis and were talking one day about the recent advances made by their synagogues.  Rabbi Levy said, “We’re very modern –...

 

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 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...