Tag Archives: Torah

Getting ready for Sinai

Shabbat Shalom! As Shabbat concludes we have the special opportunity to go from kodesh to kodesh, holy to holy, as Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, commences. Our tradition teaches that on Shavuot our people stood at Mt. Sinai and established … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary. A place of refuge and protection. Places of learning and growth are sanctuaries. Dance clubs where our bodies move to the wondrous pulse of music are sanctuaries. Movie theaters where we release our minds to the wonders, sounds, and … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol haMoed Passover Sermon

Here is the sermon I delivered at Temple Beth Hillel. Shabbat Shalom, Moadim l’simcha. I hope that this Passover week has been liberating and delicious. While these are my wishes and hopes for all of us this special week, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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We are Religious Jews!

This is the sermon I delivered at Temple Beth Hillel on Yom Kippur morning at both services (click on the world ‘this’ and you should be directed to the text).  

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Count Your Marbles: Honor Jewish Time

This is the sermon I delivered on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5775 at Temple Beth Hillel.

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A Waiting Psalm

As we await news from the Supreme Court decision, I’ve prepared a psalm interpretation. You can find it here on the California Faith for Equality blog. Please share! (with appropriate citation)

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A sermon to be heard in all the land

On Friday night I was asked to speak about the freedom to marry at Congregation Kol Ami. My sermon can be found here. I hope others will speak on similar themes in the coming weeks as our nation prepares for … Continue reading

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