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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 […]

Heeding the Sacred Call: Yom Kippur 5778 (2017) Drash

written on October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Rabbi Heather Miller I attended a funeral last week for a security guard who served Temple Israel of Hollywood, […]

“Beyond the Pale:” 1st Day Rosh Hashanah 2017/5778 Sermon

written on September 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

In 2015 — you know, back in the good old days…when marriage equality became the law of the land…someone said […]

Building Sacred Community: Erev Rosh Hashanah 5778

written on September 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Rabbi Heather Miller A Story: Rabbi Kushner was once asked to give a tour of his congregation’s buildings to […]

Not Bread Alone: Parashat Eikev — August 11, 2017

written on August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Iceland has been in my life a lot these days. A good fried recently told me of her journey there […]

“The Important Thing is Not to Fear At All” – Shabbat Drash by Arthur Slepian, July 29, 2017

written on August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shabbat shalom. So I have a confession to make. I am afraid of heights. Well, not heights exactly — I […]