Sermons on Rosh HaShannah

Compassion and The Possibility of Change

In preparing my drash for today, I had a realization: Rosh Hashanah is tough on kids. I don’t just mean the long services and the long, late meals. I mean in the text itself. A lot happens to and around kids in the Torah portion we just read, both good and bad: First, Isaac is…

Shana tova  We made it. We’re here. If you’re like me, you’ve been anticipating this holiday for a while, making sure you have everything ready– perhaps new clothes, maybe a haircut, taking days off of work, if you have young children you may have had to organize their schedules for this patchwork of holidays. No…

Ferguson/Fargesn

Do you remember? The crowd was much larger than the police expected. The funeral procession snaked through the bustling downtown district, picking up mourners at each stop. The death brought the community together in ways nobody would have imagined. He wasn’t the man some would have hoped for. But he was theirs. And they would…