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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5778, December 29, 2017

Epitaph for 2017 December 29, 2017 By any standard, this has been a tumultuous year.  There are many reasons for this, one quite obvious which will go unmentioned tonight.  My sermon this Erev Shabbat will not deal with the pressing … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5778, December 22, 2017

Are Toaster Ovens Jewish? December 22, 2017 Sally and I recently purchased a toaster to replace our aged and ineffective toaster oven.  We have had it for a week and it is really quite remarkable.  It toasts bread and bagels … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5778, October 13, 2017

Sermon for Parashat B’reishit October 13, 2017 After our celebration the last two days of Simchat Torah, we are now ready to begin study of the weekly parashah.  Of course, immediately following Simchat Torah we read from Parashat B’reishit, the … Continue reading

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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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