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Stories of Shlomo: Spiritual Storytelling from Jerusalem

Join your clergy and acclaimed Jerusalem maggid (storyteller) and Rebbetzin Emuna Witt-Halevi, longtime student of Shlomo Carlebach, for an evening of spiritual stories about Carlebach’s life and the spiritual life of the Holy City.

Yom Kippur 2015 / 5776: “Who Would You Be if You Lost it All?”

I want to share a true story about David Gregory, former host of NBC’s Meet the Press, the television forum for national and world leaders. This story came to me in two parts. The first part came from one of my teachers, Dr. Erica Brown, a leading Jewish educator; the second part came from David Gregory himself.

Rosh Hashanah 5776 / 2015: The Spirituality of Imperfection

While many clergy who lead congregations have to write sermons on a weekly basis, the High Holidays tend to be my one big opportunity to offer a sermon each year. As such, the sermon occupies a fair amount of my attention from about the beginning of the summer.

Rosh Hashanah 2015 / 5776 – Seeking the Face of God

Whether or not we’d use the term, all of us are seekers. As Psalm 42 puts it, “As a deer pants at water brooks, so does my soul thirst for God.” Medieval mystic Avraham Ibn Ezra used these words in a chant, tzama nafshi: “my soul thirsts.”

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