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The Beth Tfiloh Siddur Ceremony

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Enjoy this video of me speaking to the First Graders at the annual Beth Tfiloh Siddur Ceremony. These are the same remarks I’ve been giving the children for over 30 years . . . but with a new twist!

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God and Man . . . in Haiti!

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

SHABBAT SERMON – January 30, 2010
God and Man . . . in Haiti!

No matter how much we have come to experience and see loss and disaster, one cannot help but be overwhelmed by the pictures that have come into our homes from the devastation in Haiti. A Fox News correspondent, who had witnessed some of the world’s worst calamities, when arriving in Haiti and looking at its capital, broke down and cried. Crying seems to be the most natural thing to do … for what is there to say? Perhaps the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, spoke for all of us when he said he had “nothing to say to make sense of this horror.” Pat Robertson would have been wise to have taken the Archbishop’s words to heart. Pat Robertson, the television minister who never passes up a chance to put his foot in his mouth, immediately declared that God caused the devastation of Haiti because many years ago Haiti had made a deal with the devil in order to achieve independence. It is easy to dismiss Rev. Robertson’s words as most have done, but the fact is, whenever a tragedy of this magnitude takes place most thinking people wonder: did God cause this? How are we to understand this from a religious perspective? READ MORE

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