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Peter J. Rubinstein
Intentional Kindness (Yom Kippur 5773)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 25, 2012

There’s an old story that I like to retell again and again. Some of you may have heard it. Mendel the schlemiel couldn’t keep a job.

Michael S. Friedman
The Treasure Beneath the Hearth (Yom Kippur 5773)

Michael S. Friedman  |  September 25, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a Jewish man who lived in a little town in Eastern Europe. He dreamt one night that in the faraway capital city—a city he had never visited—there was a beautiful palace on a hill, with an historic bridge across the river leading to the palace. He dreamt that at the foot of that bridge there was a guard house, and beneath that guard house a great treasure was buried.

Angela W. Buchdahl
Eternal Possibilities of Creation (Rosh HaShanah 2012/5773)

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  September 17, 2012

I was born a Jew. At least, I thought I was. Growing up, I had no reason to question my Jewish credentials. I suffered through Hebrew School like the other Jews. I chanted a mean Torah at my bat mitzvah. And I was president of my temple youth group.

Maurice A. Salth
Bullying, the Worst of All Sins (Rosh HaShanah 5773)

Maurice A. Salth  |  September 17, 2012

Peter J. Rubinstein
Preparing for Our Future: A New Model for a New Age

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 16, 2012

40 years ago in a tent on the grounds of Woodlands Community Temple in Hartsdale, NY, just up the road, I delivered my very first Rosh Hashanah eve sermon as a congregational rabbi.

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