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Katie Leaves Tom: The Bigger Story

Katie Leaves Tom:  The Bigger Story July 12, 2012   Now that we all have our electricity back, the biggest story of the week is the recent speedy divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.  Katie Holmes, “Mrs. Tom Cruise,” … Continue reading

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The Center is not Holding- Part Two

The Center is not Holding- Part Two June 29, 2012           This is the second in a two part sermon I began last week called “The Center is not Holding.”  Last week I compared the recent New York and Jewish … Continue reading

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The Center Is Not Holding

The Center Is Not Holding! June 22, 2012          This week’s Torah portion, Korach, from the Book of Numbers, chapter 16, begins with an archaic translation of the verb, “took.”  It reads, “Now Korach, son of Ishar son of … Continue reading

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D’var Torah for Shemini

This is such a joyous day for Zachary and his family.  As a bar mitzvah, Zachary chanted from the Torah, taught us, and led us in prayer.  His insight into our Torah reading for today, Shemini, was important, for it … Continue reading

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Counting

Counting April 13, 2012             One of the best parts of living inBaltimoreis being able to experience the lovely onset of spring. Those of us fortunate enough to dwell in the Mid-Atlantic area, specifically near theChesapeake Bay, have been … Continue reading

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What’s New in the New Year?

What’s New in the New Year? December 30, 2011           Tomorrow night, all of us, in one way or another, will mark the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.  The secular new year is just one of five … Continue reading

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Why Now? The Release of Gilad Shalit

Why Now?  The Release of Gilad Shalit October 21, 2011             We rejoiced this week with the people of Israel and the entire Jewish world on the release of Gilad Shalit.  Taken five and a half years ago by Hamas, … Continue reading

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