Talmud Torah

Illness and Death – Jewish Decision Trees – Rosh Hashana sermon by Rabbi Stephen Roberts

Editor’s Note: This sermon was delivered by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts at Temple of the High Country, Boone, NC, on Rosh Hashana morning. My father, of blessed memory, was a highly educated physician. He wrote [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A Whack of Humility

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year was the first time in a long time that I did not lead services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Having recently left my chaplaincy position of 25 years (and where [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Backwards and Forwards: a pre-Rosh Hashanah commentary

Don’t say, “How is it that times past were better than these?” For it is not wise of you to ask that question. (Kohelet/Ecclesiastes 7:10) Although we won’t be reading this verse for several weeks [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Refuat HaNefesh, Sermon for Rosh Hashana 5775

A Sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Vice President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism Congregation Shirat HaYam, Nantucket “…I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse; choose life, therefore, that [Read more…]

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Baby Boomer Bubbe

Holiday Food, Jewish Style

As the High Holidays approach, and we reflect upon the year past, we are in touch with the essence of our deeds, the essence of one’s soul and the essence of our relationship to and [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

God’s Eternal Question

With the ending of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the Jewish calendar focuses on the first of our three Festivals, Sukkot. The symbol of the fragile dwelling place, the sukkah, is increasingly popular. More and more [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

To “Life” and to the New Year!

Here is one of “those” questions. How do you find meaning in the aftermath of sorrow? How do you find reason when there is none? 5770 is ending. I, for one, will not be sorry [Read more…]