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Gratitude Must Be Learned – September 12, 2014

What a lovely day we had today! In the coolness of the early morning, we had the first intimations of Autumn. After the hot and humid days of the last week, it felt delightful. The Ravens played well against the … Continue reading

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Sermon for July 11, 2014

Once again, I am so happy to be officiating on this historic pulpit with Cantor Gerber. Har Sinai has an illustrious patrimony. It is a privilege to participate in even a small part of it as I am tonight. Our … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat – July 4, 2014

It is good to be back on this bimah once again as we continue an approximately one hundred year tradition of holding Union Summer Services. While I am saddened that our sister congregations are not with us, I am delighted … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between a Schlemiel and a Schlimazal? June 13, 2014

Summer has finally begun! Most school terms end today. Camps begin in the next week or so. Families are starting to take vacations. We observe Father’s Day this Sunday, meaning there will be a lot of dads behind hot grills … Continue reading

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Sermon for Memorial Day – May 23, 2014

Far removed from its post Civil War roots, Memorial Day is now the official beginning of the summer season and an occasion for large scale sales at the local malls. We take a few minutes this evening to remember those … Continue reading

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In Dedication to Cantor Alois Kaiser – April 18, 2014

Jerry Lurie, the fortieth president of Temple Oheb Shalom, is passionate about history. Early in his term, he pronounced that we would correct an egregious omission in the history of this 160 year old congregation. We would rectify an age … Continue reading

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The Afikoman: What is it Really? – April 11, 2014

Sermon for Shabbat HaGadol Finally, finally, after a long and trying winter, spring has arrived. Today was a lovely day. It seems that we can put our snow shovels away and get our winter coats cleaned. We deserve a nice … Continue reading

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