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Makhloket L’shem Shamayim: Argument for the Sake of Heaven

by Rabbi Andrea London

September 22, 2015

Kol Nidrei 2015/5776 The story is told of the first Shabbat a rabbi spends at her new congregation. When it comes time for the Shema, half the congregation rises, half …

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Back to the Past, Forward to the Future

by Rabbi Peter Knobel (z"l)

September 15, 2015

Rosh HaShanah 5776 Elaine and I want to wish all of you a healthy and sweet New Year. May it be a year of healing for our nation and for …

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In Defense of Liberal Zionism

by Rabbi Andrea London

October 5, 2014

Kol Nidre 2014/5775 I want to share with you a story that I received via email earlier this week from Ron Kronish, an American-born rabbi who has lived in Israel …

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And I Do Not Know What to Do?

by Rabbi Peter Knobel (z"l)

September 25, 2014

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5775 It is great to home. I want to thank Rabbi London for inviting me to give the Dvar Torah this morning. Elaine and I want to …

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The Place Where We are Right (Yehuda Amichai)

by Rabbi Andrea London

September 24, 2014

Erev Rosh Hashanah 2014/5775 Min Hametzeir karati ya, anani vamerchavya. From the Narrow place I called out to God who answered me with divine expansiveness. This verse from psalms is …

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Yom Kippur Chavurah Service: Sankofa Youth

September 14, 2013

Yom Kippur 5774 Sankofa Students Interpret Isaiah 58 Listen to Sermon

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New World is Still A-Coming

by Rabbi Andrea London

September 4, 2013

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774/2013 In the dvar torah that Rabbi David Polish delivered from this pulpit 50 years ago, he spoke about James Meredith’s matriculation in the fall of 1962 …

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Sankofa Collective Memoir (with a focus on the Lorraine Motel)

April 1, 2013

Written by: Sarina, Sydney, Rena, Thulani, Liora, Christian, and Leor SARINA: It is a bright and sunny day in Memphis, Tennessee; almost completely in contrast to what I’m feeling as …

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