Category Archives: Rabbi Fink’s Sermons

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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Remarks for Rabbi Scott Nagel’s Installation, November 11, 2016

Remarks for Rabbi Scott Nagel’s Installation Beth Ahabah, Richmond, Virginia November 11, 2016 “Zeh Hayom Asa Adonai, Nagila v’Nismicha Vo– This is the day that God has made.  Come and let us rejoice in it!” (Psalm 118:24).  What a great … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, October 14, 2016

The Journey After the family dinners of Rosh Hashana and the somber seriousness of Yom Kippur, our emphasis is on the joyous celebration of the fall harvest and reveling in the togetherness of family and community.  In the Torah, Sukkot … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Yizkor Service 5777, October 12, 2016

  We gather here today as a congregation of mourners, every one of us having experienced the death of a loved one.  No matter how long and well they might have lived, their deaths leave us with an emotional void.  … Continue reading

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