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Open the Door: Doors on Our Jewish Identity

  Is it a professional hazard, or personal interest, or a bit of both? I am not sure. However, I watch a lot of Jewish YouTube videos. People send them to me in emails and messages, they are found in…

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Open the Door: Doors into Loving the Land of Israel

When you visit Jerusalem, the white limestone buildings of old and new, rise out of the hills of the Judean desert. Buildings that are rooted in centuries of history. That have weathered wind and storm. Buildings that glisten with golden…

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We Are All Jews By Choice

Sermon Theme for 5775 – Jewish Identity Rosh HaShanah Morning Sermon When I first came to the United States as a student twenty five years ago, I arrived as an Australian seeking an American rabbinical education. Throughout my years at…

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Finding Jewish Treasure

Sermon Theme for 5775 – Jewish Identity Rosh HaShanah Evening Sermon Who here would like to find a treasure? Once a man named Avram lived with his wife and children in Crakow, and dreamt of finding a treasure. One night…

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