Rabbi Steven Moskowitz
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Franz Kafka
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Some More Kisses
The Torah is of course what we most prize and deem most holy. Some people were upset because they did not get a chance to kiss the Torah ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Keep the Gates Open
I often complain about the holiday schedule, especially during this time of year. Why put two major holidays one week apart from each other...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
FOMO is a Real Thing
What follows is my Yom Kippur morning sermon. On this Yom Kippur I wish to speak about the inner life. In particular I want to talk about f...
Reckoning with Ourselves
What follows is my sermon from Yom Kippur evening. Let me begin with a statement of faith. It is the most profound of Jewish teachings. ...
Friday, October 4, 2019
Lane Assist Prayers
Recently I signed a new car lease. Why, you might ask, would a rabbi make his lease renewal date only days before Rosh Hashanah? Because h...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Antisemitism All Over Again
What follows is my sermon from Rosh Hashanah morning. Let’s talk about anti-Semitism – again. To be honest, I don’t very much want to talk...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
New Prayerbooks for New Year
This year we will be using a new High Holiday prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh. We are very excited about this change. I am very much looking ...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Cursing Our Way to Good
I don’t know very much Yiddish except a few words like shayna punim of which my unbiased grandmother believed I exhibited, chutzpah of which...
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Eighteen Years Later
What follows is Friday evening's sermon on the occasion of the eighteenth anniversary of 9-11. On Wednesday Susie and I dropped Ari ...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Let Them Eat Grapes
Years ago when hiking through Israel, my guide would sometimes take a detour through a field. There she would reach up and take an orange f...
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