A Listening Heart – OR – How To Be “Right”

This is the sermon that I delivered on Kol Nidrei 5782 – 2021. I don’t know about you, but I like to be right. I like to know things; I like to win debates; I like to teach other people what I know. And I don’t think I’m alone. Everybody likes to be right. YouContinue reading “A Listening Heart – OR – How To Be “Right””

If Not Now, When? A Plea for Our Environment

This is the sermon that I delivered on Yom Kippur morning 5782/2021. The ancient Greeks tell the story of a boy who wanted to touch the sun. The boy’s name was Icarus. And his father was the master craftsman Daedalus. The two of them had been imprisoned by King Minos in the famous Labyrinth ofContinue reading “If Not Now, When? A Plea for Our Environment”

Ayeka: Where Are You?

This is the sermon that I delivered on Rosh Hashanah morning 5782 (2021). Years ago, before GPS or cell phones or Siri, we had to use roadmaps to figure out where we were and where we were going.  (Remember those days?) Some of my earliest memories involve visiting the AAA office with my parents toContinue reading “Ayeka: Where Are You?”

Break the Bonds of Injustice: A Sermon about Race

This is the sermon that I delivered on Yom Kippur morning 5781/2000. It is about racism, privilege, bias, and justice – and about our responsibility to confront this issue and to ensure a just society. The text is below, or you can watch it here: Twenty seven centuries ago, a man stood up in aContinue reading “Break the Bonds of Injustice: A Sermon about Race”

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