Have Courage (Kol Nidre 5778)

My favorite part of the Torah is the end. It’s a tender and sweet moment. Moses dies, God buries Moses in a place that is unknown to anyone else. The Torah says some nice words about Moses, how he was unlike any other prophet that the Israelites has known—our liberator, our lawgiver, our defender, our …

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Kol Nidre 5777: “The God Participle”

You can listen to the audio of the sermon here: Since this is the evening of confession. I am going to confess something tonight. It's a theological confession. While I am rooted in one particular religious tradition, and I am open to interfaith engagement and spiritual exploration, there is one place where I get stuck. …

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Kol Nidre 5776: “What is Your Purpose? The Time is Now.”

If not now, tell me when If not now, tell me when, We may never see this moment Or place in time again If not now, if not now, tell me when. I don’t know if I am much into signs. I understand the concept of synchronicity—how the proximity of certain events in time can …

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Kol Nidre 5775: “We are Vulnerable”

There is a section of the Yom Kippur liturgy that is so esoteric, so challenging, so removed from our own contemporary day to day life, and so removed from our contemporary conceptions of spirituality, that we do not even do it here at TBH. Yes, I know, you are thinking…the services are so long already, …

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