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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, August 26, 2017

Sermon for August 26, 2017 Parashat Shoftim This week’s Torah portion, Shoftim, is replete with instructions for magistrates and officials.  It contains the oft quoted verse “Tsedek, tsedek tirdof,”  “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” in addition to other memorable quotations.  … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, June 30, 2017

Reform Community Sermon for June 30, 2017 What a delight it is to once again welcome the members of Har Sinai and my friend, Cantor Robert Gerber, to Oheb Shalom as we participate in our almost century old custom of … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, June 23, 2017

Be Happy! It’s Iyar! June 23, 2017 Tonight is Rosh Chodesh, the first evening of the month of Iyar.  Summer has formerly begun and we are thinking of upcoming barbecues, vacations, and beach days.  We have bought a few books … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, June 9, 2017

Fifty Years Ago Today June 9, 2017 Fifty years ago today we were sitting in front of our television sets, anxiously watching the news with Walter Cronkite.  Our eyes scanned and then read in detail every morsel of information we … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, April 21, 2017

Can Counting the Omer Save Western Civilization? April 21, 2017 This sermon is entitled “Can counting the Omer save Western civilization?”  It is a rather presumptuous title for what may be an absurd idea.  Let me share with you where … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, April 14, 2017

What is the Fourth Turning and Why is it Important? April 14, 2017 Shabbat shalom and chag sameach!  It is so nice to see you here on this lovely Erev Shabbat, a prelude to a beautiful spring weekend.  I am … Continue reading

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Sermon for Boy Scout Shabbat, March 24, 2017

Sermon for Boy Scout Shabbat, March 24, 2017 We are so pleased to welcome the members of Troop 97 to our service tonight.  Over the last many years, more than I have been alive, Troop 97 has become an integral … Continue reading

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