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For the fallen who fought for the right to live in peace

Jewish

Never forget

“You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find warm food
And friendly faces when you return home.
Consider if this is a man… 105 more words

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Survived - on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

To my dear friends Howard and Margot, Dow and Fredzia and so many others:

I think about you often, but my heart is with you especially today – on… 316 more words

Judaism

Again, Goodbye

a text version of comments from yesterday’s Yizkor introduction –

Each year when I sit down to seder with my family I feel that my bubbie and zayde and there at the table with me. 835 more words

Yom Kippur Yizkor 5775/ 4 October 2014--INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIVING A LIFE

The American poet, Mary Oliver, at the end of her poem, “Summer,” has a famous line about “what will you do with your one wild and precious life”: 1,610 more words

Mindfulness

SERMON: Yom Kippur Yizkor

Before I deliver my sermon, I ask your forgiveness. I ask your forgiveness for the story I am about to tell. The story is inappropriate to tell publicly and even worse for a rabbi to be telling it in a synagogue … worse than that, to be telling it on Yom Kippur–the holiest day of the year. 51 more words

Sermons

Yom Kippur

Two things happened during Yom Kippur for me.

The first thing happened after candle lighting for Shabbat and Yom Kippur. I was sitting in the sanctuary, and I saw a wave type of thing change the lighting in the room along with a physical sensation. 265 more words

Shabbat