Category Archives: Rabbi Fink 5771

A Kosher Pig?

September 16, 2011 My daughter, Miriam, is taking a food policy class as part of her MPA program at NYU.  I just reviewed her most recent paper which calls for theUnited Statesto add its signature to the world food treaty, … Continue reading

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How Lovely are Your Tents, O Jacob! July 1, 2011 Cantor Solomon and I are delighted to officiate at this year’s first Union Summer Service. This combined service between Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Har Sinai, and Temple Oheb Shalom may be … Continue reading

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Faultlines

Sermon for June 24, 2011 As the summer begins, we look around us and see rebellion, discontent, and tragedy all around us. In the United States, we are dealing with horrendous floods in the Midwest and the aftermath of devastating … Continue reading

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The State of the Congregation

June 17, 2011 In our Torah reading for this week, Shelach, God tells Moses to send twelve scouts, one from each of the twelve tribes, to reconnoiter the land of Canaan, to investigate the state of its defenses, the heartiness … Continue reading

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Humility is a Great Virtue!

June 10, 2011 It seems that every few weeks we are faced with another political scandal involving an elected official who has committed sexual indiscretions. This week it is Congressman Anthony Wiener who is caught in the press’ crossfire. A … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You Something to Complain About!

June 10, 2011 “The French writer Andre Malraux opens his autobiography with the story of meeting an old comrade, a soldier with whom he fought in the war many years ago. The man subsequently became a priest. He told Malraux … Continue reading

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Grant, Lincoln, and General Order Eleven

Grant, Lincoln, and General Order Eleven May 27, 2011 Despite Sally and I having four parents who served in the armed forces during World War II, my military career was cut short during a physical for the Navy chaplaincy in … Continue reading

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