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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, June 23, 2017

Be Happy! It’s Iyar! June 23, 2017 Tonight is Rosh Chodesh, the first evening of the month of Iyar.  Summer has formerly begun and we are thinking of upcoming barbecues, vacations, and beach days.  We have bought a few books … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, June 9, 2017

Fifty Years Ago Today June 9, 2017 Fifty years ago today we were sitting in front of our television sets, anxiously watching the news with Walter Cronkite.  Our eyes scanned and then read in detail every morsel of information we … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, April 21, 2017

Can Counting the Omer Save Western Civilization? April 21, 2017 This sermon is entitled “Can counting the Omer save Western civilization?”  It is a rather presumptuous title for what may be an absurd idea.  Let me share with you where … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, April 14, 2017

What is the Fourth Turning and Why is it Important? April 14, 2017 Shabbat shalom and chag sameach!  It is so nice to see you here on this lovely Erev Shabbat, a prelude to a beautiful spring weekend.  I am … Continue reading

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Sermon for Boy Scout Shabbat, March 24, 2017

Sermon for Boy Scout Shabbat, March 24, 2017 We are so pleased to welcome the members of Troop 97 to our service tonight.  Over the last many years, more than I have been alive, Troop 97 has become an integral … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat – February 24, 2017

The Times They Are a Changing February 24, 2017 There have been 48 bomb threats against JCCs in this country in the last month. The two Baltimore JCCs have been evacuated twice. Hundreds of tombstones were overturned and desecrated at … Continue reading

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Rabbi’s Remarks for Installation of Officers, January 20, 2017

Rabbi’s Remarks for Installation of Officers January 20, 2017   What a delight it is to stand before you this Erev Shabbat to formally install this superb group of leaders as officers of Oheb Shalom Congregation of Baltimore City.  This … Continue reading

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