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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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Rabbi’s Remarks for Installation of Officers, January 20, 2017

Rabbi’s Remarks for Installation of Officers January 20, 2017   What a delight it is to stand before you this Erev Shabbat to formally install this superb group of leaders as officers of Oheb Shalom Congregation of Baltimore City.  This … Continue reading

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Chanukah Choral Shabbat, December 9, 2016

Comments for Chanukah Choral Shabbat December 9, 2016 Shabbat shalom and welcome to our Chanukah Choral Shabbat service.  Our wonderful cantor and magnificent choir will sing five Chanukah songs for us, each from a different era and venue of Jewish … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, October 14, 2016

The Journey After the family dinners of Rosh Hashana and the somber seriousness of Yom Kippur, our emphasis is on the joyous celebration of the fall harvest and reveling in the togetherness of family and community.  In the Torah, Sukkot … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Yizkor Service 5777, October 12, 2016

  We gather here today as a congregation of mourners, every one of us having experienced the death of a loved one.  No matter how long and well they might have lived, their deaths leave us with an emotional void.  … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Morning 5777, October 12, 2016

  It is so good to be with you once again as we observe our eighteenth Yom Kippur together.   As I look out among you I see new friends and old, a community in the making, one in which we … Continue reading

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