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Sermon Archive

From Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
June 3, 2017: Shimshon: A Jewish Superhero (Nassoh)
May 27, 2017: Each One Must Have a Flag (Bamidbar)
May 13, 2017: A Kohen Must Care for the Dead (Emor)
Pesach, 5777: Keeping Pesach All Year Round
March 18, 2017: The Bread of Redemption (Ki Tisa)
February 18, 2017: The Sounds of Sinai (Yitro)
December 31, 2016: King Yannai and the Story of Chanukah (Miketz)
December 3, 2016: Did Yaakov Avinu Act Like Uber? (Toldot)
November 26, 2016: Words of Love (Chayei Sarah)
November 17, 2016: A Chosen Nation [video]
Sukkot, 5777: Bringing Together the Lulav and Etrog
Yom Kippur, 5777: For The Sin of Humiliation
Rosh Hashanah, 5777: The Crown Prince of the Prison
September 24, 2016: A Chosen Nation (Ki Tavo)
August 5, 2016: Defeating a Growing Plague (Matot-Masei)
May 28, 2016: Freedom in the Land (Behar)
April 2, 2016: Psilocybin and Spirituality (Shemini/Parah)
March 5, 2016: The Smart Day (Vayakhel/Shekalim)
February 6, 2016: The Twitter Culture: What Have We Become? (Mishpatim)
January 23, 2016: Sweet Water (Beshalach)
December 26, 2015: The Blessings of Yaakov (Vayechi)
November 28, 2015: Singing the Shirah for Ezra Schwartz z"l (Vayishlach)
October 17, 2015: We are the People of the Olive Leaf (Noach)
October 12, 2015: The Skin and the Flesh of the Leviathan (Bereshit)
October 5, 2015: A Blessing Onto Itself (Shemini Atzeret)
September 26, 2015: Fill the Vacuum (Sukkot)
September 19, 2015: Nazir: A Modern Spiritual Role Model (Shabbat Shuva)
Rosh Hashanah, 5776: You Only Live Once
Rosh Hashanah, 5776: Living Our Faith
August 15, 2015: This Year No More Vows (Re'eh)
June 14, 2015: Pidyon Petter Chamor Ceremony
May 23, 2015: Flawed Leadership (Bamidbar)
May 2. 2015: Kosher Switch for Shabbat: Is it Okay? (Acharei Mot/Kedoshim)
February 27, 2015: The Power of Nine Adar
December 27, 2014: Interacting with Our Christian Neighbors (Vayigash)
November 29, 2014: Rochel Imeinu - The Voice of the Alienated (Vayetzei)
November 1, 2014: Converts, Potential Converts and Orthodoxy (Lech Lecha)
October 3, 2014: A Friendship with God (Yom Kippur)
October 4, 2014: Forgive Me, Forgive Me, Forgive Me (Neilah)
September 25, 2014: Distrac...What Was I Saying? (Rosh Hashanah)
September 13, 2014: An Attitude to Our Grattitude (Ki Tavo)
August 23, 2014: Payback (Re'eh)
July 26, 2014: In Solidarity with Our Brothers and Sisters in Paris
May 24, 2014: Our Pedigree
May 10, 2014: Redeeming a Donkey ... And Our Souls
April 21, 2014: What is the Proper Shape for a Matzah? (Pesach, Day 7, 5774)
April 12, 2014: Search and Destroy Mission: Getting Rid of Our Chametz (Shabbat Hagadol)
March 29, 2014: The Walking Dead
March 8, 2014: No More Illusions
February 8, 2014: The Efod and the Need for Creativity
January 18, 2014: Transform the Chief Rabbi's Office
January 4, 2014: What was the Plague of Choshech?
November 30, 2013: Hanukkah
October 26, 2013: Snapshots of Sarah Imeinu (Chayei Sarah)
October 12, 2013: Reflections on the "Can a Women be a Rabbi?" Question
September 26, 2013: It is Time for Change
September 14, 2013: Don't Put the Brakes on our Drive for Potential
September 14, 2013: We Are Better Than Angels
September 8, 2013: Shabbat Shuva Dvar Torah
September 5, 2013: Striving for Spiritual Honesty
August 3, 2013: Say No to an "Endless Summer"
June 9, 2013: The Role of Women in a Synagogue
June 8, 2013: The Followers of Korach Were Good People
May 25, 2013: Shabbat Candles: Hope and Fuel
May 11, 2013: The Sin of Indifference
April 20, 2013: Should We Forgive?
April 2, 2013: Why We Need a Maharat
March 23, 2013: Understanding the Transformative Nature of the Four Cups
March 9, 2013: The Women Who Served at the Entrance to the Tent
March 2, 2013: Don't Be Afraid of Pesach
February 16, 2013: Tzedakah: How Do We Prioritize?
January 26, 2013: Guarding the Bones
January 19, 2013: The Transformational Power of the First Plague
January 5, 2013: The Greatest Man Ever
December 15, 2012: Same Sex Marriage in America
December 8, 2012: Live a Life of Mehadrin Min Hamehadrin
December 1, 2012: Kol Isha: Don't Drown Out a Woman's Voice

From Maharat Ruth Friedman
May 20, 2017: Behar Bechukotai
March 4, 2017: Terumah
January 7, 2017: Vayigash
October 12, 2016: Yom Kippur Dvar Torah
October 4, 2016: Rosh Hashanah Dvar Torah
June 13, 2016: Poverty, Vulnerability, and the True Meaning of Chesed (Shavuot 2016)
April 30, 2016: What it means to see ourselves as though we left Egypt (Pesach Day 8)
February 13, 2016: The Mishkan and the Power of the Individual (Terumah)
July 18, 2015: Confronting the Violence in Matot-Masei
June 20, 2015: Korach Dvar Torah
April 11, 2015: The Korban Pesach and Mourning the Loss of Ritual
December 6, 2014: Vayishlach Dvar Torah
November 8, 2014: Vayera Dvar Torah
October 4, 2014: Faith vs. Belief (Yom Kippur)
September 26, 2014: Rosh Hashanah Dvar Torah (Rosh Hashanah, Day 2)
April 22, 2014: Pesach Yizkor Dvar Torah (Pesach, Day 8)
April 5, 2014: Metzorah Drasha
March 15, 2014: Purim Drasha
November 9, 2013: Vayetzei Drasha
September 6, 2013: Rosh Hashanah Drasha

From Guest Scholars:
Leon Kass (Pesach 2017) : Some Thoughts on the Passover Sacrifice
Naomi Brodsky: Nachamu, Nachamu (Vaeschanan, August 20, 2016)
Daniel Schwartz (Sukkot 2015): Back to the Future - The Messianism of Sukkot
David Kurtzer-Ellenbogen (Sukkot 2015): So What is a Chag?
Daniel Troy: "Social Orthodoxy" and the Valley of the Dry Bones
Jon Leener: Counting the Omer
Harold Brodsky: Collection of Haftorah Commentaries