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?”

Hineini: Celebrating Jewish Choices

NOTE: This is the sermon that I delivered on Yom Kippur Morning 5778 (2017). It gives the thinking behind my decision to begin officiating at Jewish weddings that include a non-Jewish partner. In ancient times, long before they were synagogues or rabbis or prayerbooks, there was the shofar. In those days, the shofar was soundedContinue reading “Hineini: Celebrating Jewish Choices”

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