Sermons

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2014-15

The Problem with Korach

Chukat-The Great Sin

Pinhas-Zealotry

Matot-May The Words of My Mouth Be Acceptable

Masei-Members of the Tribe

Devarim-Letting Go

VaEtchanan-The Meaning Behind the V’Ahavta

Eikev-With Eyes Wide Open

Re’eh-Blessing and Curse

Shofetim-Justice Justice You Shall Pursue

Ki Tetze-A Rebellious Son

Ki Tavo-First Fruits Ceremony

Rosh Hashanah Day 1-Your Jericho Jewish Center

Rosh Hashanah Day 2-Jewish Unity

Shabbat Shuvah-The Meaning of Teshuvah

Kol Nidre-Why the Jericho Jewish Center

Yom Kippur Yizkor Sermon

Dwelling in Sukkot-Sukkot Day 1

Sanctifying God’s Name-Sukkot Day 2

Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot-Gog of Magog

The Meaning of Shmini Atzeret

Bereshit-Creation:The Celebration of New Life

Noah-Walking with God

Lekh Lecha-Going Forth in Love

VaYera-Charge to Rachel

Haye Sarah-Woman of Achievement

Toledot-Sermon after Synagogue Attack

VaYetze-Clinging to One’s Spouse

VaYishlach-The Birth of Israel

Miketz-Joseph and Self-Restraint

VaYehi-Judah’s Rise to Excellence

Shemot-There Was No Man

VaEra-World Zionist Congress

Bo-The Jewish Community

Yitro-Israelite or Midianite

Shekalim (Mishpatim)-The Lesson from Half a Shekel

What’s Your Terumah

Ki Tissa-Golden Calf-Idolatry of Political Usurpation

VaYakhel-Pekudei-Shabbat Parah VaYakhel-Pekudei-The Significance of the Red Heifer

VaYikra-Sacrifices-Their Modern Meaning for Us

Tzav-Making Oneself Holy

Passover Day 1-The Bread of Our Affliction

Passover Day 2-Double the Fun

Passover Day 7-God as a Man of War or The Compassionate One

Passover Day 8-Heartwarming Stories

Shemini-The Power of Silence

Tazria-Metzora-The Man with No Ear

Aharei Mot-Kedoshim-What the Argentina Jewish Community can Teach Us

Emor-Sacred Time

Shavuot Sermon on Matan Torah

Shavuot Sermon on Ruth

Behaalotecha-Prophecy

2015-16

Korach-Pidyon HaBen

Hukkat-The Canaanite King of Arad

Balak-Sanctification of God’s Name

Deavrim-He Said She Said

VaEtchanan-Don’t Add or Subtract

Eikev-Circumcise Your Heart

Re’eh-The False Prophet

Shofetim-Jewish Witnesses Who Qualifies

Ki Tetze-Building a Parapet

Ki Tavo-Sinning in Secret

Nitzvaim VaYelekh-Be Strong and Brave

Rosh Hashanah Evening-Change in the Year 5776

Rosh Hashanah Day 1-2015-Prayer

Rosh Hashanah Day 2-2015-Covenant

Kol Nidre-2015-Joyous Fast

Yom Kippur Yizkor-2015-The Meaning of Life

Haazinu-Like an Eagle Protecting Its Young

Sukkot Day 1-Sukkot and Homelessness

Sukkot Day 2-Save Us-The Meaning of Hoshanah

Shabbat Hol HaMoed-Ushpizin

Shemini Atzeret-Dove Feathers

Bereshit-Three Types of Creation

VaYera-Sarah as Our Model

VaYetze-Our Journey Through Israel

VaYishlach-Meeting People with Different Needs

Miketz-Whats In a Name

VaYigash-Few and Hard

Shemot-The Merit of the Hebrew Midwives

VaEra-Aaron’s Rod

Bo-The Plague of Darkness

Yitro-A Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation

Mishpatim-An Eye for an Eye

Terumah-Make Me a Sanctuary

Tetzaveh-The Erasing of Moses’ Name

VaYikra Zachor-The Meaning of Remember

Tazria-Tzarrat What Is It

Metzora-The Day After

Passover Day 1-The Fifth Cup

Passover Day 2-Berach Dodi

Passover Day 7-Standing at the Sea

Passover Day 8-Avoiding Haste

Behar-Resting the Land

Behukotai-60th Anniversary Shabbat

Shavuot Day 1-The Ten Commandments

Shavuot Day 2-Family Challenges

Behaalotecha-Giving Light to One Another

Shelach Lecha-The Meaning of Minyan

2016-17

Korach-Sweeping Out Evil

Hukkat-The Fiery Serpent

Balak-Bilam Ben Beor

Pinhas-Zelophehad’s Daughters

Devarim-Og King of Bashan

VaEtchanan-The Ten Commandments Part II

Eikev-If You Only Observe My Commandments

shofetim-a-call-for-healing

ki-tetzei-first-year-of-marriage

ki-tavo-how-to-walk-with-g-d

nitzavim-choose-life

rh-day-1-how-have-you-changed

rh-day-2-what-does-it-mean-to-serve

vayelekh-hazak-vematz

kol-nidre-the-vows-we-make-today

yom-kippur-becoming-like-angels

haazinu-jeshurun-grew-fat-and-kicked

sukkot-day-1-ecclesiastes

sukkot-day-2-the-stolen-lulav

shemini-atzeret-feeling-joy-at-a-time-of-bereavement

bereshit-the-pain-of-childbirth

lech-lcha-my-sister-or-my-wife

vayera-ambiguity-in-the-bible

chayei-sarah-what-does-hevron-mean-to-us

vayetze-waiting-at-the-well

vayishlach-yesh-li-kol

vayeshev-standing-up-against-authority

miketz-the-power-of-dreams

vayehi-switching-hands

shemot-moses-special-nature

bo-the-power-of-tefillan

yitro-truly-hearing-others

mishpatim-the-ketubah-marriage-as-commitment-and-responsibility

terumah-the-meaning-of-the-mishkan

Ki Tisa-Moses’ Veil

Tzav-The Flame on the Altar

Passover Day 1-Tal-The Prayer for Dew

Passover Day 2-Seeing Ourselves as if We Came from Egypt

Shabbat Hol HaMoed Pesach-Song of Songs

Passover Day 7-Yom LaYabasha

Passover Day 8-My Grandmother-Making of Life Something Fine

Shemini-Kashrut-Physical or Spiritual Act

Tazria-Metzora-The Disease of Tzaraat Contrasted to Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

Emor-Showing Respect for God’s Name

B’Midbar-Everyone Counts

Shavuot Day 1-The First Fruits Ceremony

Shavuot Day 2-Ruth

Shelach L’cha-Send For Yourself

Korach-Rosh Hodesh

Hukkat-Growing from Our Mistakes

Balak-Who Are These Men With You

Pinhas-Zealous for God

Devarim-What Does It Mean to Be The Stranger

VaEtchanan-Cities of Refuge

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