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?”

Yet

(A Sermon for Kol Nidrei 5779/2018) Once, a young disciple went off to seek a great teacher. The old master had been hiding in exile for many years. Very few people even knew where he was. But the disciple was persistent. And when he did finally find the sage, the old man gave him aContinue reading “Yet”

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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