Remember: My Sermon of the AIPAC Shabbaton

Sermon at the AIPAC Shabbaton   I was honored to give the sermon at the at the AIPAC shabbaton last week and share with you my remarks, which are especially appropriate prior to Pesah.   I am sure that by now most of you have heard about the biggest deal ever in Israel’s booming hi-tech …

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The Recent Threats and Scares

The Recent Threats and Scares   The immortal words, “the envelope please”… along with, “and the winner is…” or “And the Oscar goes to…” have captured everyone’s attention and taken on new meaning after the fiasco at the Academy Awards presentation earlier this week.  In one of the biggest mix-ups of all time, an incorrect …

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Anti-Semitism: How Shall we Respond

March 3, 2017 The immortal words, “the envelope please”… along with, “and the winner is…” or “And the Oscar goes to…” have captured everyone’s attention and taken on new meaning after the fiasco at the Academy Awards presentation earlier this week. In one of the biggest mix-ups of all time, an incorrect announcement was made …

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The Sabbatical Year

May 16, 2015   This week we read about the mitzvah of shmitta, the requirement to let the land lie fallow every seventh year. Just as we are commanded to rest for a day at the end of every week, shmitah is when the land rests after being worked for six years. This means refraining …

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JCC Dinner of Champions

I was honored to be asked once again to offer the invocation at the annual Jewish Community Center Dinner. This is an important fundraiser which raises approximately $250,000 to support the outstanding work of the JCC, especially its special needs and inclusion program.   JCC Sports Hall of Fame 2010 We gather tonight in the …

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