Category Archives: Shabbat Message

The Commandment to Remember

Rabbi Aaron Starr delivered the Sermon “The Commandment to Remember” for Shabbat Ki Tetzei on Shabbat Morning, September 17, 2016 in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary.

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Parashat R’eih

Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen delivered the sermon “The Giving Tree”, at Shabbat Morning Services, September 3, 2016 in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary..

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Parashat Pinhas

Rabbi Yoni Dahlen’s Sermon: A Light In The Darkness From Shabbat Morning Service, July 30, 2016.

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Parashat Sh’lah L’kha

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Shabbat Matot-Mas’ei: Are You Ready for Kol Nidre?

The march to the High Holidays has begun. Certainly at the synagogue preparations are well underway for another spiritually uplifting season. Meetings are being held (we Jews are so good at meeting!), plans are being made, and the synagogue leadership, … Continue reading

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Shabbat Pinchas: Wrestling with Numbers

According to the most recent estimates, the world Jewish population today now (finally) matches the world Jewish population before the beginning of World War II. It took 76 years, a State of Israel and a net growth rate in babies … Continue reading

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Shabbat Terumah

Should Prime Minister Netanyahu Speak Before Congress? Parashat Terumah: Shabbat Morning, February 21, 2015 For several years now, the Western World has attempted through a variety of measures to prevent Iran from developing its nuclear technology into weaponry. Several Iranian … Continue reading

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Parashat Terumah: On Cemeteries as Sacred Space

In the last week, vandals (translation:¬†thugs and probably anti-Semites) desecrated two Jewish cemeteries. The first took place in France, where 300 tombstones were uprooted in the Alsace region not far from Germany. The second took place in Germany itself, where … Continue reading

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Parashat Mishpatim: The Importance of the Rule of Law

I am pretty sure that it is mostly irrelevant to my life whether or not Brian Williams of NBC News told the truth about an incident that occurred to him while flying in a helicopter during the 2003 Iraq War. … Continue reading

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Shabbat Yitro: On the Relationship Between Jews and Non-Jews

For those of us with antennae closely attuned to anything resembling anti-Semitism, the secular year 2015 is off to a difficult start. The Jews of Europe and Israel continue to be under attack. Last week, Hezbollah fired on Israel, killing … Continue reading

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