Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why Now? The Release of Gilad Shalit

Why Now?  The Release of Gilad Shalit October 21, 2011             We rejoiced this week with the people of Israel and the entire Jewish world on the release of Gilad Shalit.  Taken five and a half years ago by Hamas, … Continue reading

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Shabbat Sukkot

Sermon for Shabbat Sukkot October 14, 2011   After the seriousness of Yom Kippur, the unmitigated joy of Sukkot comes as a relief.  The Jewish calendar does a complete circle over these past two weeks.  On Rosh Hashanah, we concentrate … Continue reading

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Yizkor Sermon

Yizkor Sermon October 8, 2011-10 Tishri, 5772             “Seven retired Jewish Floridians were playing poker in their condo clubhouse when Meyer loses $500 on a single hand.  He clutches his chest and immediately drops dead on the table.  Showing … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Morning

Yom Kippur Morning Sermon October 9, 2011-10 Tishri, 5772           Ralph was a single Jewish man who lived by himself.  He thought that he wanted to take responsibility for something besides himself so he decided he needed a pet.  He went … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur Sermon October 7, 2011-10 Tishri, 5772           Four days before my sixtieth birthday in June, I received a call that shook me to my very core.  I was already having a difficult time with becoming sixty.  When I reached the … Continue reading

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Memorial Service

Sermon for Memorial Service October 2, 2011           We use all kinds of euphemisms to refer to the death of  a loved one.  We often say, “He passed on” or “He is no longer with us.”  Sometimes we just say, … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah Morning

Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon September 29, 2011-1 Tishri, 5772           Shana Tova!  I am so happy to be with you on this first day of the New Year, 5772.  This is our thirteenth Rosh Hashanah together.  Every year seems to get better … Continue reading

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