Sermons & Talks

Selections

“The Body of Time and the Time of Bodies: Biblical Moments That Shook Israelites To The Core,” Halifax Communal Beit Midrash (Halifax, NS: December 16, 2018).

“An Introduction to Jewish Religious Experience,” guest lecturer in “Introduction to Religious Experience” (taught by Prof. Wynne Jordan) at St. Mary’s University (Halifax, NS), September 26, 2018.

“Stuck In The Middle With Jews: What Makes Conservative Judaism a Special Kind of Judaism?,” Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Halifax, NS: May 20, 2018).

“In Fashions & Out Fashions: When Looking Jewish Is Against the Law,” Halifax Communal Beit Midrash (Halifax, NS: November 19, 2017).

“Unworthy Angels & Missing Messiahs: A Special Prayer on Shavu’ot: אַדִּיר אַדִּירֵנוּ (Addir Addirenu),” Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Halifax, NS: May 31, 2017).

“Learning to Settle: Israeli Settlements & Jewish Law,” Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Halifax, NS: April 1, 2017).

“What’s So Bad About Being Greek? Jewish Responses to Secular Identity,” Halifax Communal Beit Midrash (Halifax, NS: December 10, 2016).

“If Not News, Then What?”, Peace Parsha (Americans for Peace Now), December 21, 2016.

“10 Years On: LGBTQ Inclusion in Conservative Judaism,” Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Halifax, NS: December 3, 2016).

“Drugs and Alcohol in the Jewish World,” Hillel of Atlantic Canada (Halifax, NS: November 24, 2016).

“Lost & Found in Translation: What We Learn & What We Miss When the Torah Is Translated,” Tikkun Leyl Shavu’ot at Midway Jewish Center (Syosset, NY: June 11, 2016).

“Drugs and Alcohol in the Jewish World,” Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ: November 3, 2015).

Senior Sermon on Lekh Lekha 5775, Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY: October 29, 2014): textvideo.

Break for a Day of Opportunity (Sermon for 1st day of Rosh HaShanah 5775, Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

Devar Torah on Mattot 5774 (Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

“Like a Prayer: How Much Can We Change the Siddur?,” Congregation Shaare Zedek (New York, NY: June 3, 2014).

“Women In Jewish Law Today,” Congregation Beth El (Massapequa, NY: February 15, 2014).

“9 Tips On Life, Love & Marriage; from somebody who’s been married for a little over a week” (2nd day of Rosh HaShanah, September 6 2013; Congregation Beth Israel; Gulfport, Mississippi).

“Being Watched by the NSA & God” (1st day of Rosh HaShanah, September 5 2013; Congregation Beth Israel; Gulfport, Mississippi).

“The Simplest Wisdom” (Vayyikra, March 2013; Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

“Resignation of the Self: Wartime Prayer” (Toledot, November 17 2012; Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

“A Promised Mental Lanscape” (Lekh Lekha, October 27 2012; Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

“Too Much? Then, Less Is Better” (Shemini Atzeret, October 8 2012; Congregation Sons of Israel; Amsterdam, NY).

“ל”ג בעמר והתגלויות סוף והתחלת שנה מיוחדת בארץ” (transliteration: “Lag Ba’Omer Vehitgalluyot Sof VeHathallat Shanah Meyuhedet Ba’aretz“; translation: “Lag Ba’Omer and Revelations of the End and Beginning of a Unique Year in Israel”) (circa Lag Ba’Omer, May 7 2012; Schechter Rabbinical Seminary; Jerusalem, Israel). In Hebrew.

“Who are the People in my Prayers? מיהן הדמויות בתפילתי?”, (April 28 2012; Eshel Avraham; Be’er Sheva, Israel). In Hebrew.

“איך להתקדש ולאן להתקדם?” (transliteration: “Eykh Lehitkaddesh Ul’an Lehitkaddem?“; translation: “How Do We Become Sacred and Whither Do We Proceed?”) (Aharey Mot, April 28 2012; Eshel Avraham; Be’er Sheva, Israel). In Hebrew.

“האם אנחנו מוכנים לפגוש את הא-להים במקומות חדשים?” (transliteration: “Ha’im Anahnu Mukhanim Lifgosh et Ha’elohim Bimkomot Hadashim?“) (Mishpatim, February 15 2012, Schechter Rabbinical Seminary; Jerusalem, Israel). Delivered in Hebrew; for English adaptation, see “Are We Ready to Meet God In New Places?”

“If Israel Is Mitzrayim (Bo, January 27 2012; Hartman Rabbinic Students Engaging Israel Conference; Jerusalem, Israel).

“Rethinking and Reaffirming a Mitzvah (2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, September 30 2011; Congregation Beth Israel; Gulfport, Mississippi).

“I Will Not Say ‘Ve’erastikh‘ For A While: A Davar On Tefillin & Articulating A Relationship With God Anew To Fill In Voids, In God’s Name” (Bemidbar, May 14 2010; Midway Jewish Center; Syosset, NY).

“Listen: Revising a Definition of ‘Elyon’ On the High Holidays” (Ha’azinu, September 26 2009; Midway Jewish Center; Syosset, NY).

“An Evolution of Jewish Song” (Shabbat Shirah, February 6 2009; KOACH at Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center; New York, NY).

“Departing, A Rebirth In the Imparting” (Hayyey Sarah, November 21 2008; KOACH at Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center; New York, NY).

Teshuvah for Turning Community Into Increased Community” (NitzavimErev Selihot, September 28, 2008; Se’udah Shelishit of Columbia/Barnard Hillel; New York, NY).

“A Guide To Improvising a Private Prayer Before the Communal Amidah” (March 28, 2008; Women’s League Seminary Synagogue at the Jewish Theological Seminary; New York, NY).

“When Things Come Out Of Our Flesh: Parashat Metzora in 2008” (Metzora, April 11 2008; KOACH at Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center; New York, NY).

“The Jews of Elephantine” (Syosset, NY: May 22, 2007.)

“Journeys at BIMA: Mas’ei 2005″ (Mas’ei, August 6 2005; Midway Jewish Center; Syosset, NY).

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