How can I love my neighbor?

Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church in Redwood City

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Beshallach – Jumping In and Journeying Toward Freedom

(based on Conservative Yeshiva drash by Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein)

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Max and Karl

The Unexpected Story of the Enduring Friendship between a WWII American Jewish Sniper and a German Military Pilot

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Va’era – Seeing and Creating Miracles

Looking in the files I have for this Torah portion, I found a piece written by my predecessor, Rabbi David Teitelbaum. Rabbi Teitelbaum notes that […]

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Yom Kippur Yizkor – Honest Emotions

On this Yizkor, on every Yizkor, and whenever you need to throughout the year, honor the emotions that are real by giving voice to them and allowing appropriate deeds and actions to emerge.

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Yom Kippur – A Thriving Future

Our children need to be engaged with joy, laughter, belonging, meaning and purpose. Their joy becomes our joy and we thrive.

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Kol Nidre – Responding to our Times by Seeing the Face of God in Others

Let’s dream big. Let’s change our world. Right now

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Rosh Hashana – Life Changes in a Flash

This Rosh Hashana morning, let’s learn from our forefather Isaac, an extraordinary teacher of how to find resilience when life is difficult.

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The Power of Wilderness

Why was Torah given in the wilderness? Amazing things happen in the wilderness. It is a place where awe, openness, heat, thirst, beauty, vast emptiness, soaring cliffs, discomfort, mystery and magic all fuse together.

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Hope Amidst Despair

What are the great contributions that Judaism has provided to Western civilization? Rabbi Jonathan Sacks gave an answer that might surprise you: hope.

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