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“Build my house of love:” Kol Nidre 2018/5779

written on November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards When my brother and I were kids in suburban Chicago, we had a playground in the backyard […]

Post Pittsburgh, Pre-midterm Elections: Parashat Chaye Sarah (November 2, 2018)

written on November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

I found out about the killing at the Pittsburgh synagogue last Shabbat shortly after it hit the news. A Christian […]

Knower of Secrets/Lover of Diversity

written on October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards, BCC Shabbat Vayera  5779 October 26, 2018 [note: offered the night before the killings at Tree of […]

“The Homeless and the House of New Life”

written on October 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards Yom Kippur AM drash 2018 5779 “Welcome to the neighborhood,” Tracy said to the family she encountered […]

“He for they, you for I, we without me, all for one and one for all:” Shabbat Ki Tetze 5778 – August 24, 2018

written on August 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some people think i’m a grammar nerd just because i have advanced degrees in English.  In fact, i’m not even […]

The Clothes Do Not Make The Man: Parashat Tetzaveh–February 23, 2018

written on February 26, 2018 // 1 Comment

By Rabbi Heather Miller There’s a story in the Talmud, it’s one of my favorites about a Rabbi wearing a […]

Civil Conversations: A Drash on VaYigash, December 2017

written on December 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Ilene Cohen. Delivered on 12/22/17 On Dec. 17th, 2017, Democrat Doug Jones gave a victory speech after defeating Republican […]

Out of the Depths of Torah: The Analogies of Parashat Toldot

written on November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Rabbi Heather Miller Some of the most powerful stories that have stood the test of time are those that […]

“It Was My Turn to Go Next:” Kol Nidre 5778/2017 Drash by Rabbi Lisa Edwards

written on November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

I read recently that in times of stress and uncertainty, our brains may take us back to things that helped […]

On Using Lions When Dogs Will Do: A Sermon for Sukkot Shabbat

written on October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Rabbi Heather Miller “Are you sure you’ve never shot a gun before?” He said to me. “Just Nintendo Duck […]