Red Sox Nation: We Remember Them

Yizkor October 13, 2005   It was clear that it wasn’t meant to be. It just wasn’t in the cards that the Boston Red Sox could pull off a miracle a second year in a row.   Last week the Red Sox’s chances of repeating their World Series victory of last year were nixed when …

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The Importance of Israel

Yom Kippur October 13, 2005   Last summer the national body of the Presbyterian Church at its biennial convention passed several resolutions of concern to Jews which have had an adverse impact on our relationship. One endorsed the outreach work of a “Jews for Jesus” evangelical church, masquerading in Philadelphia as a synagogue under the …

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The Blame Game

Yom Kippur October 12, 2005   If Jeffrey Zaslow, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal is not a rabbi, he should be. He recently wrote a column entitled, “It’s All Your Fault: Why Americans can’t stop playing the Blame Game” which reads like a High Holiday Yom Kippur sermon.   He wrote insightfully about …

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The Blessing of a Blessing

Rosh Hashana October 5, 2005   A story is told about a man who makes an appointment to see his rabbi to ask him to make him a Levi. Tactfully, the rabbi says much as he would like to accommodate the request, this is one thing he cannot possibly do.  So the guy, offers the …

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The Blessing of a Blessing

Rosh Hashana October 4, 2005     A story is told about a man who makes an appointment to see his rabbi to ask him to make him a Levi. Tactfully, the rabbi says much as he would like to accommodate the request, this is one thing he cannot possibly do.  So the guy, offers …

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Transforming Our Homes into Places of Holiness

Rosh Hashana Morning October 4, 2005   Once again this Rosh Hashana we awaken to a new world, a world different from the one we knew just a year ago.   Technological advances and modern means of communication allow us to witness first-hand the horrible destruction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Heart-breaking dramatic stories …

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Rosh Hashana Evening

Erev Rosh Hashana October 2, 2005   Rosh Hashana is a time filled with so many rich associations.   Like lovers who drift apart and for whom the distance grows with the passage of time, we may find ourselves estranged from God, from the forms of our heritage and the practice of our tradition. But …

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