Sermons

The Nature of Dignity or What it means to become an Adult

The Nature of Dignity or What it means to become an Adult

Rabbi Mordecai Miller Congregation Beth Ami January, 2014  The Nature of Dignity  or  What it means to become an Adult On the surface, we know that they still have many years to go before they can really speak about being an adult, but how...

 

Lack of Ethics

Lack of Ethics

Lack of Ethics a sermon by Rabbi Marx I have a confession to make.  I read the newspaper Jewish-style.  I look for those articles that are about Jews and things that affect Jews.  All events can be interpreted by the question, “Is it good...

 

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,...

 

Exceptionalism: The Mantra Of Generation F

Exceptionalism: The Mantra Of Generation F

Friday, October 7, 2011   Kol Nidre 5772 Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, PhD     Congregation Emanu-El In James A. Mitchener’s The Source (1965), fictional archaeologist, Dr. John Cullinane, worked with Israeli Ilan Eliav, modeled after famed...

 

Lessons on Leadership and Responsibility

Lessons on Leadership and Responsibility

Parashat Ki Tavo September 24, 2005 Rabbi Francine Roston   Recently I sat on an interfaith panel and noticed once again the differences between Judaism and Christianity. In particular I am thinking about the role of religious leaders...

 

King, Heschel, Obama & You!

King, Heschel, Obama & You!

Rabbi Francine Roston, Congregation Beth El, South Orange, NJ Delivered on Shabbat Shemot in honor of the Inauguration of our 44th President January 17, 2009 / 21 Tevet 5769 On this Shabbat, we begin a new book of the Torah, a new story of...

 

The Last Lecture

Yom Kippur Morning Rabbi Stephen Wise October 9, 2008    Tishrei 10, 5769 Unetneh tokef, kedushat hayom – let us proclaim the sacred power of this day.  Yom Kippur, it is awesome and full of dread.  On Rosh Hashana it is written, on...

 

Excerpt: Health Care

Sermon by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie at the San Diego Biennial , December 15, 2007   In our Torah portion this morning, we read of the first known example of centralized economic planning. Joseph used the seven years of plenty to prepare for...

 

Repairing the World, Repairing Our Selves

Selichot – Dallas – September 2008 a talk by Alan Morinis   It is my pleasure to be able to thank Rabbi Stern, Rabbi Hayon and Nancy Rivin for having me here to share some holy time with you this Shabbat. Friday evening is not the time...

 

Sermon Shabbat Shuva

2011 1ST OCTOBER 2011   “Return O Israel unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.” The opening words in this week’s Haftarah spoken by the prophet Hosea commence with the word Shuva, meaning “return”. Hence...