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Rabbi's Divrei Torah & Sermons

5780 High Holidays sermons (2019)

Rosh HaShanah Day 1: Take A Leap of Action

Rosh HaShanah Day 2: The Positive Side of Negative Traits


5779 High Holidays sermons (2018)

Rosh HaShanah Day 1: On Borders, Fences, & Boundaries

Rosh HaShanah Day 2: What Happens After You Die, What Happens Before You Die, & Ethical Wills

Yom Kippur: Striving to be Erech Apayim (Slow to Anger) & Fast to Forgive like God


5778 High Holiday Sermons (2017)

Rosh HaShanah Day 1: Option B

Rosh HaShanah Day 2: Rebounding, Resilience, & Post-Traumatic Growth

Kol Nidrei (Erev Yom Kippur): Hearing vs. Listening with Kavannah

Yom Kippur: Mother Died: Lessons From Nusha Wyner z"l (on Am Yisrael Chai & Creeping Standism)


5777 High Holiday Sermons (2016)

Rosh HaShanah Intro to Amidah: Spiritual Selfies & Rabbi Malik's Suggested 7 New Year's Resolutions for 5777 

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 Sermon: Blessings in Disguise & Attitude Change 

Rosh HaShanah Day 2 Sermon: Terrorism, Religious Violence, and the Israel Double Standard


5776 High Holiday Sermons (2015)

Embrace Imperfection, But Still Strive to Improve & Do Teshuvah

Judge Other People Favorably/ Give Others The Benefit of the Doubt ("Dan L’Chaf Z’chut")

Kol Nidrei: Live Life How You Want To Be Remembered

Yizkor:  Telling The Story Is Insufficient: Need To Show Up!


5775 High Holiday Sermons (2014)

Israel is Family

Happiness & Striving

Kol Nidrei: Don't Bowl Alone; Join the Team

Yizkor:  Hope In the Face Of Hopelessness


5774 High Holiday Sermons (2013)

Words That Hurt & Heal, Penina's Taunts vs Avraham's Hineni

Recharging Batteries - Shabbat

Kol Nidrei - Tzedakah - Justice & Community

Yizkor - Reframing


5773 High Holiday Sermons (2012)

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 - Shuvah Return to Judaism, Return to Israel.pdf
Rosh HaShanah Day 2 - Striving to be a Welcoming & Inclusive Sacred Spiritual Community.pdf
Rosh HaShanah Day 2 - Introduction to U-netaneh Tokef How Obama's Campaign Rhetoric of Hope & Change Can Help Us Better Understand the U-netaneh Tokef Prayer.pdf

5772 High Holiday Sermons (2011)

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 - Teshuvah & Attitude Change.pdf
Rosh HaShanah Day 2 - On Hatred, Anger, & Enemies.pdf
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei) - Stepping Out Of Our Comfort Zones.pdf
Yom Kippur (before Yizkor) - Theodicy When Bad Things Happen To Good People.pdf


Sat, July 31 2021 22 Av 5781