Ha’azinu—Feeling Judaism

We need to feel our Judaism in our kishkes. It needs to be such a part of us that it is our essence.

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Rosh Hashanah—Seeking Truth

Truth is one of the names of God.

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Rosh Hashana–Seeing, Doing, Belonging

Stand for what is true and just–act to realize it.

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Va’etchanan – Why Religion Matters

People see us acting on Jewish values, and it has the potential to touch them, and change them.

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Korach – Lessons in Conflict and Leadership

Korach, Moses’ cousin challenges Moses and Aaron’s leadership.

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Shlach Lecha – Seeing What Might Be

Joshua and Caleb, and Shimon Peres teach us to see the world in terms of its potential.

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Being Our Best Selves – Reflections on sabbatical

I am so grateful for this community affording me the opportunity to get away.

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Yom Kippur – Planting Seeds

We need to plant seeds of human connection, teaching tolerance and mutual understanding.

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Kol Nidre – May our Compassion Conquer our Anger

The spiritual call for our times is noble anger synthesized with rachmanut – compassion. 

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Rosh Hashanah – Listening Past Our Box

We all have a box around our thinking. For every one of us, there are certain ideas that feel beyond the pale, and we can’t even consider their possible truth.

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