sermons

On Friday afternoon I interrupted my sermon preparation in Reagan National Airport to gawk at the Trump plane making its way to the runway.
The deaf response of some Muslim communities, including ones that did mentioned but simply denounce ISIS and extremism without
Sometimes, we need our faith in the resurrection. Praying, I said that the resurrection is not about ghosts. It is about the hope that we will meet the ones we love on the other side. And that, in the meantime, those who have died live in us as memory, as experience.
I believe the great political and historical reality behind all the rhetoric and conflict we now see and feel in our country is this: In just a few decades, America will no longer be a white majority nation; we will instead be a majority of minorities.
Since campaigning for the White House has been underway for several months, I'm starting to look at feet.
I am no longer a pulpit rabbi, so the question of sermon topics on the High Holy Days is one I consider as a consumer rather than as a provider - but that doesn't stop me from reflecting on the situation congregational rabbis are in this month.
A few years ago I was putting my oldest daughter to sleep. She asked me what a rabbi does.
“You can’t evangelize and antagonize at the same time.”
During the tag team session, the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. and his son, the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, spoke to the congregation
Who is my family? Indian orphans and saints. Survivors of violence--state and domestic. Queer people of all kinds. And we are all glorious branches on that great vine of Christ.