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From Condemnation to Consolation – July 12, 2013

Over the last two weeks, my sermons have been devoted to subjects of American Jewish history. Tonight, I deviate from this pattern to discuss an important lesson of Tisha B’Av, the observance of the Ninth of Av which we mark … Continue reading

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Why Did We Create Superman? July 5, 2013

On this very day, two hundred thirty seven years ago, the residents of the Thirteen Colonies were learning about the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia just the previous day. In the days before telegraph, news … Continue reading

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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – June 28, 2013

If we had lived in Baltimore 150 years ago, we would be among the thousands of vigilant citizens who were preparing to defend our city from the Confederate onslaught. For the second time in ten months, the Confederate Army of … Continue reading

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A Historic Moment – May 31, 2013

It is difficult for women in their twenties and thirties to imagine a time when they could not be rabbis, cantor, synagogue presidents or even have a bat mitzvah. Life has changed so dramatically within the last forty years for … Continue reading

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It is more than America’s Pastime – May 24, 2013

On this Erev Shabbat closest to Memorial Day, it is my custom to speak about a topic related to American Jewish history. I will continue this practice tonight as I concentrate on the intersection of American Jews and baseball. Why … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shiur – May 17, 2013

This is the last of our Shabbat Shiur services for this program year. It is fitting that we end this series with two of the closing hymns that have been part of our service for the last seven hundred to … Continue reading

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“Bar Mitzvah” Sermon – April 19, 2013

“Zeh Hayom Asa Adonai, Nagilah v’Nismicha Vo- This is the day that God has made. Come and let us rejoice in it.” Words of gratitude are inadequate to describe my emotions at this outpouring of affection and support. I thank … Continue reading

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