Rabbi Robert H Loewy

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...

 

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...

 

Dear Mr. President-Elect

November 21, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   Thanksgiving is coming and of course we are looking forward to food, family and football. Of course Thanksgiving is both a quasi-religious holiday and a national holiday and so the following...

 

Mumbai Remembered

December 12, 2008 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy Friends, this the first real opportunity I have had to share my thoughts with you about the attacks upon civilians in Mumbai, which occurred over two weeks ago. My guess is that two weeks is a long...

 

Moses As CFO

March 20, 2009 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   A man went to his ATM the other day and the message popped up, “insufficient funds.” He wondered out loud. “Does that mean me or the bank?” We had a program here the other night with an...