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January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018

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Chanukah, Spiritual Freedom, and Holy Days

All sharings are by their nature personal.  But I do want to let you know up front that this morning’s sharing is deeply personal.  I want to share with you this morning not so much how Chanukah is celebrated, but … Continue reading

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December Newsletter 2017

December 2017

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The Need to Belong

Fair warning.  As I wrote this I began to realize that the title should have been “Reclaiming Love Thy Neighbor.”  So there we are. Two weeks ago we talked about reclaiming “us” and the habit of “theming” that has so … Continue reading

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Reclaiming “Us”

I feel a short preface should precede today’s message.  Today was going to be our Veterans Day service.  After all, today is Veterans Day.  But life has intervened.  Instead, we’ll be discussing two huge spiritual conundrums – two! – in … Continue reading

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November Newsletter 2017

November 2017

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October Newsletter 2017

October 2017

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The Star of Justice

Welcome.  Welcome back.  Welcome for the first time.  Here we have indeed gathered side by side.  And today, today the ever-broadening circle of kinship that we seek has never been more needed nor in all honesty seemed more distant.  A … Continue reading

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September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017

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Summer Newsletter 2017

Summer 2017

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Lessons and Hopes: Seven Years of Living Interfaith

This service marks the end of seven years together (actually eight, but that first year was pretty informal).  Come September, we will begin year eight (actually nine, but … whatever).  Still, I have to share with you that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Shavuot

As a kid growing up Jewish, Shavuot never did much for me.  The one thing it had going for it was that it came fifty days after Passover … my favorite holiday.  That’s how we marked Shavuot.  Why fifty days? … Continue reading

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June Newsletter 2017

June 2017

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May Newsletter 2017

May 2017

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April 2017 Newsletter

April 2017

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Our Earth – What We Can Do

In 1970, in 19 flaming 70 Alvin Toffler wrote a book called “Future Shock.”  Mr. Toffler didn’t coin the phrase “information overload” but he certainly popularized it.  And 1970 was pre-internet.  Today we have information overload by the bucket. Just … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Pathogen of Hate

We are about to exit the flu season for this year, for which anyone who has had the flu may well be exceedingly grateful.  And we may all be grateful that the worldwide flu pandemic which many dread every year, … Continue reading

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March Newsletter 2017

March 2017

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Listen! … please

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”   It’s a nursery rhyme, from that internationally … Continue reading

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February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017

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