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December


Miketz : The Difference in Being Different

Keywords: Antiochus, Babylonian, battle, better, chosen, Goshen, Greco-Syrian, Hanukkah, Helenist, kodesh, Maccabean, military, miracle, Olympus, Pesach, presents, priests, Roman. superior. victory, Zion

Vayetzei : The Divided Soul?

Keywords: Chaim Halberstam,dark, Edgar Allan Poe, Essau, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hyde, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Jekyl, light, perfect, Rambam, Robert Benchley, tiger, Wicked, William Butler Yeats, William Wilson, yetzer hara, yetzer hatov

November


Chayei Sara : Does Religion Make You Healthier?

Keywords: AIDS, Alzheimer's, cancer, cholesterol, community, doctor, Duke University, happier, Harold Koenig, health, healthier, heart disease, Methuselah, New York, Oxford, religion, Robert Putnam, volunteer, vote

October


Beshalach : Looking Back

Keywords: Amos Funkenstein, anger, courage, ego, empathy, energy, fence, focus, impatience, Mark Twain, Mel Brooks, memory, moment, moods, mouse, patience, peace, perfection, Persian weddings, procrastination, sundials, Tom Sawyer, trait, wisdom

September


Ki Teitzei : Torah Lessons from 9/11

Keywords: 9-11, Brian Sweeney , C.C. Lyles, Civil War, coffin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gershwin, Jerusalem, Judah Maccabee, Mark Bingham, Mel Gibson, Melissa Herrington, mountains, New York, Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, Revolutionary War, terror, Tom Burnett, tragedy, twin towers, Vespasian, Walter Hines, Yavneh

August


Re’eh : What is Conservative Judaism?

Keywords: Akiva, Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Biblica Hebrea Stuttgart, caterpillar, Conservative Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, definition, history, identity, Isaiah, Lee Levine, Maimonides, mind, Oral Roberts, Roche, self, slavery, Solomon Schechter, Theodor Herzl, Torah Code

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May


Bamidbar : Obama, Netanyahu, and AIPAC

Keywords: AIPAC, argument, Bush, Clinton, Dennis Ross, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Israel Foreign Ministry, Menachem Begin, military, Netanyahu, Obama, political, politics, Rahm Emanuel, Regan, two-state solution

April


Masei : Young Rabbis and Israel: A Different Perspective

Keywords: Anti-Defamation League, criticism, critique, Daniel Gordis, free, Gilad Shalit, Hannah Senish, Hillel, Israel, Keneset, peace, politics, Rabbinical school, school, tallit, Theodor Herzl, Yoni Netanyahu, young rabbis

Pesach I : Brokenness

Keywords: acceptance, basketball, broken, brokenness, Hal Greer, hide, hiding, honesty, Irving Kosloff, Jim Boughton, love, lucky, Oscar Robertson, parents, perfection, Philidelphia 76ers, redemption, secrets, shame, truth, Willis Reed, Wilt Chamberlain

March


Tzav : No sermon will be posted for this day
Sisterhood Shabbaton

February


January


Mishpatim : Why Rome Fell and We Might, Too

Keywords: Anton Chekhov, Benjamin Guggenheim, Christianity, civic virtue, Constantinople, Edward Gibbon, Egypt, Herman Cohen, John Jacob Astor, John Lukatz, lead, Mishpatim, physician Roman Empire, Rome Titanic, Tucson

Beshalach: Have A Little Faith in Haiti

Keywords: Boston, children, Christian, Detroit, Dona,earthquake, goodness, Haiti, Julia, Junior, kippah, Lewinsky LaFleur, lunch, Martin Luther King, Mitch Albom, orphanage, Port Au Prince, Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, save, Theodore Bikel

Vaera – Israel: Where Leaders Become Heroes and Heroes Make Leaders

Keywords: 1944, 1952, 2002, coffee, David Ben-Gurion, Hadera, hero, Israel, JJ Jonah, kibbutz, leader, Matan Dahan , Nazarian, Nazis, Negev, newspaper, Red Cross, role model, Starbucks, students, Terezin Ghetto, Uganda, Yoni Netanyahu, Zionism