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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 […]

Peace Through Peaceful Means: Parashat Pinchas

written on July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

by Rabbi Heather Miller I don’t know if you know this about me, but in 2008, I studied for 6 […]

In the Tent of Meeting: Drash on Shelach-Lecha – June 17, 2017

written on July 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Drash by Dave Parkhurst, shared at the Egalitarian Minyan In Shelach-Lecha, Bamidbar, Numbers 14:1-10, men had just been sent to […]

“The Priestly Blessing:” Drash on Naso– June 2, 2017

written on June 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Ilene Cohen In the parasha for this week, NASO, appears the most familiar words in the Torah—so familiar that […]

Shabbat Vayikra – Drash By Rabbi Lisa Edwards, March 31, 2017

written on April 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

This week we begin a new book of Torah — Vayikra/Leviticus — not everyone’s favorite of the 5 books of […]