Death

Death as Inspiration

Death as Inspiration

Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, Larchmont Temple In shtetl days, and long before, when someone died, most often with generations gathered, [and seldom at what we’d call a ripe old age,] no matter the circumstances, they were never left alone. From...

 

Sex, Death and Taxes: What Does Religion Say? Death

Sex, Death and Taxes:  What Does Religion Say?  Death

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann Stanford University University Public Worship 27 July 2008/24 Tammuz 5768 Sex, Death and Taxes:  What Does Religion Say? Death (Genesis 23,1-20; Leviticus, 10,1-3)             It was a decision that...

 

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?...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...