Rabbi’s Corner

Shabbat Message, Feb. 26, 2021, Parashat Tetzaveh

Posted on February 26, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon: Fashion Statements – From Criminal to Kadosh, Holy. The Hebrew word for garment, beged, shares a root with the word for rebellion and cheating. Yet, there are clothes that draw us towards all… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 19, 2021, Parashat Terumah, Shabbat Zahor

Posted on February 19, 2021

Click HERE (video) to fulfill hearing the Shabbat Zahor chanting of Deuteronomy 25:17-19. The Torah explains that we must remember Amalek’s cowardly attack on our way out of Egypt. Lessons from our history show that we must not only rely… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 12, 2021, Parashat Mishpatim, Rosh Hodesh Adar, Shabbat Shekalim

Posted on February 12, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon: Unburden Yourself and Stop Villainizing. The Torah’s teaching about showing compassion to an ass crouching under its burden goes beyond our responsibilities to our animal friends. What if it is my enemy’s donkey?… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 5, 2021, Parashat Yitro

Posted on February 5, 2021

Click HERE (video) for Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh: Agents of Holiness an exploration of the Haftarah for Parshat Yitro. Isaiah’s famous vision is a call to holy action every time we go up on our toes. Click HERE (video) for the… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Jan. 29, 2021, Parashat Beshalah, Shabbat Shirah

Posted on January 29, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon Stop the Pursuers, Confront the Genocidaires, related to Parshat Beshalah and the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this past week. Commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz is a call to action. Click HERE… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Jan. 22, 2021, Parashat Bo

Posted on January 22, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon Share the Wealth: Why Did God Stop Us to Ask for Gold, Silver and Garments on the Way Out of Egypt? At the dramatic moments of the 10th Plague and the redemption from… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Jan. 8 2021, Parashat Shemot

Posted on January 8, 2021

Click HERE (video) to listen to: The Fight Against Tyranny – Lessons from Exodus. Where was God when a tyrant enslaved the Jewish People? How did the midwives and Moses upend state violence? Short of miracles or modern-day plagues to… Read More »

Shabbat Message, January 1, 2021, Parashat Vayehi

Posted on December 31, 2020

Click HERE (video) for the sermon Sacred Capacity: Giving and Receiving Blessings. As we finish the Book of Genesis this week with Parshat Vayehi we are reminded that blessing others is a Jewish privilege. Are we prepared to receive the… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Dec. 25, 2020, Parashat Vayigash

Posted on December 24, 2020

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat sermon Dare for Others: Judah’s Message For Times of True Darkness. From ancient famines to droughts of humanity, we are asked to stand in our brothers’ and sisters’ places, to determine if righteous action… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Dec. 18, 2020, Parashat Miketz

Posted on December 18, 2020

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat sermon Don’t Leave the Letter Unopened: Dreams, Dreamers and Interpreting Dreams. The narratives of Genesis and passages in the Talmud Tractate Brakhot encourage us to dream, interpret them and to see our dream lives… Read More »