A Reflection for Canada Day 2021

Today is July 1. Canada Day. In most years, it’s a day of celebration. A day of fireworks, flags, and barbecues. A day where Canadians celebrate the goodness of our country. Diversity. Freedom. Health care. Poutine. (Seriously, I love poutine.) Canada Day is also a special day for me personally. July 1, 2011 marked theContinue reading “A Reflection for Canada Day 2021”

Vayera: Let every voice be heard; let every vote be counted

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tuu25-f1844d In this week’s #Torah portion, the strange and challenging story of Sodom and Gomorrah teaches us that a just society is one that hears the voices of its citizens. #socialjustice #counteveryvote

Noach: Righteous in Our Generation

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nnzkb-f03070 Noah is not a children’s story at all! In this week’s “Seven Minute Torah” podcast, we discuss how this Torah portion teaches about responsibility, dignity, and the origins of civilization.

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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