Rabbi's Sermons

Kvetch Like A Mentsch- Beshalach 5776

1/22/16

Billy decides to go buy a new dog. He goes to the neighborhood pet store and asks for the brightest dog they have. The store owner lets out a short whistle and a dog running in to the room, tail wagging furiously...

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Galut HaDaat- the Real Definition of Disability- Bo 5776

1/15/16

When Miriam and I lived in Baltimore we used to visit our parents frequently in NY. We would do the drive along the I-95, which would take 3- 4 hrs depending on traffic and well, who was driving. And along the way we would pass several Harley Davidson rest stops or restaurants and we would always joke about stopping in there for a bathroom break...

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On G-d’s Availability: Yetzas Mitzrayim, Hillary’s Facebook Q&As & Informal Prayer

1/8/16

In age of social media politicians are under pressure to show just how normal they really are. Social media to a large extent has empowered the average (and below average) citizen; it has caused revolutions, overthrown...

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History is Made by the Individual- Shemot 5776

1/1/2016

As we enter the new year of 2016, it is natural to look back and review what happened in 2015. In fact, to a large extent, this has become bread and butter for the mdeia...

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Star Wars Vs. End of Life Issues: Striking the Right Cultural Balance - Vayechi 5776

December 25, 2015

The burning question facing congregations across the globe is how to increase mebership. In age where millenials are assimilation and disaffiliating- How can we create affiliation?

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Buoyed By Light - VaYeitzei 5776

November 21, 2015

What a terrible week! A week that began with the Paris attacks that left hundreds dead and wounded. ISIS videos threatening NYC and Washington...

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The Risks of Responsibility - Toldos 5776

November 14, 2015

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman was the rabbi of Beth Jacob in Atlanta for many years and He told a story this week that I want to share with you...

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Divrei Hissorerus from Yogi for the Holiday Season “Yontl is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." Haazinu 5776

September 26, 2015

Although Shabbos is not a time for mourning I regret to inform you of the passing of the great Yankel Berra...

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Detaching from our Attachments Sukkos 5776

Succot 2015

There was much tragedy and horror in the aftermath of the 2008 stock market crash. As a result of that unanticipated economic earthquake...

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“Leinei Kol Yisrael”: Leadership, sacrifice and The Henkin family HYD - Shabbos Chol HaMoed Sukkos

October 3, 2015

V’Zos HaBracha, the parsha that is read on Simchat Torah describes Moshe’s demise. It is the final chapter in the life of Moshe...

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Dancing L’Iluy Nishmatam: Simchas Torah 5776

October 6, 2015

I received an email last night titled “Cancel Simchas Torah!” And in it Dr. Rafael Medoff , an expert in Holocaust studies shared the following : “One of the most poignant anecdotes I have encountered in thirty-plus years of Holocaust research came out of an interview I conducted many years ago with the daughter of a Brooklyn rabbi he recounted...

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Its just Not My Thing- Shabbat Shuva 5776

September 19, 2015

This week I accomplished a feat that no Jewish man before me has ever accomplished; I burned myself while building my Sukkah...

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Hermes Apple Watch: Fashion Aficionados, Religion Aficionados- Nitzavim 5775

September 12, 2015

Apple’s most recent attempt to dominate a new industry has been with Apple Watch. The watch had been their 1st foray into the fashion ...

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Hillary’s Gefilte Fish Email & Teshuva: A Reflection on Moral Transparency

September 5, 2015

Once considered untouchable, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s front-runner, finds herself mired in the middle of a scandal...

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Assisting SpongeBob: External & Internal Expressions of the Bystander Effect- Ki Teze 5775

August 2015

This week on four yeshiva students made a Kiddush HaShem on the Jimmy Kimmel show...

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The Amazon Workplace & The Marketplace of Values- Shoftim 5775

August 2015

Amazon is a great place to learn from fantastically skilled and intelligent people. It’s a terrific...

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Judging the Winner of the Republican Debate – Eikev 5775

August 2015

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 26, was driving back to his town of Kokhav HaShachar in Israel on Monday night...

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