When Life Is Unfair

Yom Kippur September 23, 2015/5776   Laughter, joy and happiness are an essential and integral part of what it means to be Jewish. In fact, in the famous Pew Survey of the American Jewish community, a sense of humor ranked just below caring about Israel as essential to being Jewish. It even rated higher than …

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Who Am I: Confronting Ourselves

Rosh Hashana Day 2 September 15, 2015/5776   Since I spoke last year about Fiddler on the Roof on the High Holidays and why I believe it is the seminal story of our people, I thought it appropriate to open my sermon this year with reference to another one of my favorite Broadway shows.   …

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In Memory of Governor Marvin Mandel

We are gathered here today:  people from all walks of life and from all parts of the state:  The powerful and the mighty, along with the simple and the common folk.  The leaders, movers and shakers of our state are all here, as are the humble everyday citizens who loved and elected Marvin Mandel to …

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