Sermons and Rabbinic Texts

The Two Way Street | The Ten Commandments: Redux

I sometimes fantasize about what an updated version of The Ten Commandments would look like. The following four Torah portions...

The Two Way Street: Mar Cheshvan — The Bitter Month

How bitter to read about prominent American Jews like Peter Beinart being detained at Ben Gurion Airport for voicing views...

SERMON: A Message of Hope for Israel’s Future

Choosing hope over fear: A Zionist argument in favor of the two-state solution.

SERMON: Won’t You be My Neighbor? Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5779

We are called to love the stranger because we know the feeling of the stranger--indeed, we have been called names,...

The Still Small Voice

Moral values and national interests. They do not align perfectly, but we can bring them closer, making our countries stronger...

Talking about Israel: Justice. Self-Preservation. Compromise.

Being Jewish means having a relationship with Israel. From within our love, our fear, our Jewish values, and our multiple...

Yom Teruah: Sounding The Alarm For Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism in the USA is a genuine threat to us as Jews and to the character of our nation. Candidates...

D’var Torah: Khan al-Ahmar

Rabbi Suzanne Singer reflects on her trip with human rights activists to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is...

The Two-Way Street: Challenging Ourselves and Challenging Others

The Two-Way Street, a monthly d'var Torah, brings Jewish tradition, insight and values to bear on the important work being...

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