Can We Learn from Moses’ Accounting?

March 21, 2009   I like to reflect in my sermons upon current events and things happening in the world in the light of the Torah and its insights. I do this for a number of reasons.  Primarily, I want to show the connection between Torah and our lives today.  It is important to see …

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The “Lobby” and the “Nominee”

March 14, 2009   And now it is time for a pop quiz. No pencils or writing – it’s Shabbat.  You can just call out your answers.  The first three questions are short answer identification. I am going to read three quotations you.  Your assignment is to identify the source.  The second part of the …

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Attack in Venezuela

After the recent attack and ransacking of a synagogue in Caracas, Venezuela, I went with another rabbi to the Venezuelan Embassy to meet with representatives of the government. We met with the Charge D’Affaires since there is currently no Venezuelan Ambassador here in Washington, as he was expelled sometime last year.   The attack was …

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Israel Ambassador Sallai Meridor

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States recently attended Shabbat services at our synagogue, Congregation B’nai Tzedek.  He clearly is comfortable in a synagogue – something that unfortunately cannot be said for all Israeli diplomats.   It was truly an honor for us to have him at our services.  His message was very a very simple …

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Weather & Elections in Israel

I recently returned from being in Israel.  I was there when elections were held, the first elections which followed the recent campaign Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.   The weather on Election Day was a strong downpour.  And then, the morning after the elections a heavy fog covered much of the country.  I couldn’t help …

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