Shlach Lecha

June 18, 2011   A leader from each tribe goes up to the land of Israel to scout it out in this week’s Torah portion. They come back and scare their fellow Israelites by telling them that the land is one which eats or devours its inhabitants and is populated by giants.  Never mind that …

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A Most Unusual Hospital Visit

June 11, 2011   I want to tell you about an unscheduled, unanticipated conversation I had with a Palestinian, an encounter that helps explain and put in perspective so much about the mindset that Israel faces, and which makes resolution of the conflict so difficult.   The meeting took place late at night in a …

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Confirmation Class Message – 2011

June 4, 2011   For a number of reasons I always consider this to be one of the most important sermons I give the entire year. I think about the message I want to share with the children who are being confirmed and reflect upon what is the wisdom I want to impart to them. …

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