Sermons

Selections

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

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

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).

“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.

“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).

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

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