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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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A Very Difficult Sermon, December 30, 2016

A Very Difficult Sermon December 30, 2016   To say that I have struggled with this sermon is an understatement.  The prelude to this was my anxiety over my Israel Bonds Appeal, which I delivered to you on Rosh Hashanah … Continue reading

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Chanukah Choral Shabbat, December 9, 2016

Comments for Chanukah Choral Shabbat December 9, 2016 Shabbat shalom and welcome to our Chanukah Choral Shabbat service.  Our wonderful cantor and magnificent choir will sing five Chanukah songs for us, each from a different era and venue of Jewish … Continue reading

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