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Parshat Balak: Prophecy or Sorcery?

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered July 8, 2017 by Frank Kurtz.   How fortunate is the congregant assigned to comment on Parshat Balak. There is so … Continue reading

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Parsha Chukat: On Loss, Goals and Continuity

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered July 1, 2017 by Andrew Nusbaum. [Dedicated to the memory of Gerald Levene (1935-2017)] In life, many of us can struggle … Continue reading

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Parashat Korach

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered June 23, 2017 by Sharon Bleviss. This parashah is a packed one. It is filled with rebellious Jews, people begging for … Continue reading

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Parashat Devarim — The Art of Giving and Receiving Rebukes

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered August 13, 2016 by Bonnie G. Lindauer Deuteronomy, also called Seifer D’varim, the Book of Words, combines a repetition of earlier … Continue reading

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Parashat Matot – Mas’ei Numbers 33:50 to 35:13

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered August 6, 2016 by Bonnie G. Lindauer We have a double Torah portion today: Parashot Mattot and Mass’ei.  Etz Chaim … Continue reading

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Parsha Pinchas: Who Gets to Judge?

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Andrew Nusbaum.   This week we see the conclusion of the story of Pinchas. Before we … Continue reading

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Parsha Balak: Role Reversal

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Rabbi David Lavine. Today’s Parsha, Balak, is a bit different than those around it. It is … Continue reading

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Parsha Korah and the Need for Humility

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Andrew Nusbaum. This week we read of Korah’s famous rebellion against his cousin Moses. Korah is … Continue reading

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Joy and the ‘Inside Out’ of the New Year

Sermon for Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Mark Melamut   For many of us the New Year is a mix of emotions.  It can be a swirl of anticipation, anxiety, awe, and expectation, a feeling as if we … Continue reading

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Buckets Full

Sermon by Rabbi Mark Melamut on Rosh Hashanah There was once a King who had an only child, the apple of his eye. The King wanted his child to master different fields of knowledge and to experience various cultures, so … Continue reading

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