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SERMON: What to Save When It’s “Gone With the Wind” ... and the Rain

This holiday of Shemini Atzeret is marked by just one special prayer. All the other prayers we recite are recited on every holiday. What makes Shemini Atzeret unique is the one prayer we recite during Musaf: the prayer for geshem – the prayer for rain. 76 more words


SERMON: Remembering What to Forget

In these moments before Yizkor, when we are called upon to remember, let me see how good your memory is. Over the years I’ve told you some humorous stories to start this sermon. 14 more words


It's hard to say goodbye to the High Holy Days

I love the Jewish High Holy Days. While we have a lot of holidays on the calendar, I’ve been practicing Judaism long enough to know that Yom Kippur is my favorite holiday. 624 more words


Yizkor Service

The Yom Kippur Community Yizkor Service for non-seat holders will be held in the Sanctuary (first floor) at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 30.

High Holy Days

Beautiful Equations - Shavu'ot, 5777

Close your eyes. Think for a moment about somebody you love. Think about what makes them special, what brings you pleasure when you are in their presence, what makes them unique, what you have learned from them, the good times you have shared. 1,433 more words


Cemeteries and Fragments: A Yizkor Kavvanah

In recent weeks I visited two locations with broken Jewish tombstones.  A few days after the news of the vandalism to Mount Carmel cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia, I was there as a rabbi aiding the multi-faith cleanup efforts.  545 more words

Yom Hashoah: Sachsenhausen Memorial

Updates from the original piece written, September 2012

I’ve wanted to write this. Yet I’ve been reluctant. At the end of the summer, I spent a few weeks in Russia and Germany. 1,681 more words