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Remarks for Leona Morris’ 100th Birthday – November 15, 2014

Just two weeks ago, we read from Parashat Lech Lecha, which means “Go forth.” God told Abraham and Sara to leave their home in Haran and journey to the land of Canaan, taking with them all the people they had … Continue reading

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The Orioles and the Sukkah – October 10, 2014

This is one of the most exciting nights in recent Baltimore history for, after a very long draught, the Orioles are playing in the American League Championship series.  It is not my task tonight to wax rhapsodic about the Orioles … Continue reading

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Yizkor Sermon – Yom Kippur – 10 Tishrei, 5775 – October 4, 2014

This is the time of day when we are feeling weak and most vulnerable. Hungry, tired, and overwhelmed by emotion, the tears come easily as we remember all those who have walked the path of life with us and now … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Morning Sermon – October 4, 2014 -10 Tishrei, 5775

This is the Day of Awe, our most serious and introspective day, when we stand alone before God in the midst of our congregation, promising to change and asking for forgiveness. This does not mean, however, that we are not … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippur Sermon – October 3, 2014 – 10 Tishrei, 5775

No One Needs to Suffer Alone This is the holiest night of the year. During this most sacred day, we stand alone before God in the midst of millions of other Jews, opening our souls to God and standing before … Continue reading

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Sermon for Memorial Service at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park – 28 September 2014

We welcome you back to this annual rite as we pay our respects to our ancestors, friends, and family members, those who once walked the path of life with us. Memories flood through us as our eyes mist up and … Continue reading

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Sermon for Shabbat Shuvah – 26 September 2014

Shabbat is our physical and spiritual oasis during a trying week, giving us a break from the demands of the world.  This Shabbat is most special, as it is Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Return, the Shabbat between Rosh HaShanah … Continue reading

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