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2018 Yom Kippur – The Power of Faith

I once heard an amazing story from a Holocaust Survivor named Lillian. As a 14-year-old girl she was taken by the Nazi’s from her home in Kluge, Romania and transported to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. In her writings, Lillian recounts, Spring was in the air and even though I was living in the hell known as Auschwitz, for a moment I felt alive.

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2018 Rosh Hashanah – Second Day: Two Truths

There’s a story I heard when I was in college about Dr. Stone. A physics professor at the University of Michigan. It’s probably an Urban Legend but it’s a good story. Dr. Stone was an ardent atheist and one day he told his class, I can prove to you that God doesn’t exist. Dr. Stone calls out God. Dr. Stone said, ‘God – if you’re real — then come down right now and knock me off this platform’. I’ll give you 15 minutes!

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2018 Rosh Hashanah – First Day: Life is a Journey

The story is told of a Jewish mother who shouts at her son: 
Get up!  It’s time to go to shul.
The son says: Aw, Mom I don’t want to go to synagogue
The people there talk about me behind my back
Nobody ever listens to me
They don’t like me and I’d rather stay home in bed
The mom says, But you have to go
The son says, Give me 2 good reasons

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Parshat Pinchas – Big Rocks

My mom always knew I was going to be a Rabbi because when I was 8, I had a lot of energy and I was attending a Jewish Day School until 4pm each afternoon. So, she signed me up for Karate lessons and the instructor said to the class the first thing you have to do is bow down as a sign of respect. I said I don’t bow down for anyone but God.

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