Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Sermon for Sukkot: What do we harvest besides corn? (September 29, 2012 – 13 Tishrei 5773)

Following the exalted spirituality of Yom Kippur, Sukkot seems somewhat mundane.  A little hut, a few decorations, a lulav and etrog, these can hardly approach the awesome mood of Kol Nidre.  But perhaps we are not being fair.  There are … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Morning Sermon – September 26, 2012-10 Tishri, 5773

A few months ago, I met an acquaintance I haven’t seen in eighteen years. Since he was flying out of BWI, we met for an eagerly awaited breakfast at a restaurant in Catonsville. Fred, a former district attorney in Des … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippur Sermon – September 25, 2012 – 10 Tishri, 5773

On this holiest night of the year, we stand solitary, alone before God, just as we do when we die.  We cannot hide behind power and position tonight.  We do not face this day as a president, rabbi, mother, or … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon, September 16, 2012- 1 Tishri, 5773

It is so good to see you once again on this first day of the New Year, 5773.  This is our fourteenth High Holyday season together.  We are literally growing older together, although Oheb Shalom Congregation of Baltimore City, now … Continue reading

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Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon, September 16, 2012/ 1 Tishri, 5773

Shana Tova!  It is so good to see you once again as we begin our observance of these Yamim Noraim, these Days of Awe, as together we celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of this New Year of 5773 and, … Continue reading

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