From Other to Neighbour

A Sermon for Kol Nidrei 5780.   This past year we watched as migrant children were separated from their families at the US border. As people slept on the floors of crowded detention facilities.  We watched as our neighbour to the south struggled to know how to handle a flood of people coming from somewhereContinue reading “From Other to Neighbour”

Echad: A Sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5780

Chaim Yankl needed a new pair of pants. So he bought some of the finest material he could find and brought it to a tailor. He came back after a week, and the pants weren’t ready yet. After two weeks, still not ready. Three weeks, four weeks, five. Chaim Yankl was starting to get impatient.Continue reading “Echad: A Sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5780”

Sharing Our Home: Lessons from a Spider

(Following is the sermon I delivered on Yom Kippur morning 5779/2018.)   I had some help writing this sermon…from a spider. I’ll tell you about that in a few minutes, but first, a story. The midrash tells of a group of people traveling together over the water. They were traveling in a boat large enoughContinue reading “Sharing Our Home: Lessons from a Spider”