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Ring Out the Old …

January 3, 2011 Leave a comment

SHABBAT SERMON – JANUARY 1, 2011

RABBI MITCHELL WOHLBERG

Ring Out the Old …

It is hard to know how to properly greet you today. To say “Happy New Year,” we were told in the Yeshiva, sounds too “goyish.” To wish you a Shana Tova sounds a bit too Jewish! So let me fall back on the age-old Yiddish wish: “Ah gut yahr un ah gezunt yahr” – Let it be a good year and a healthy year.

But while the New Year has begun and we are supposed to “ring out the old and ring in the new,” I still have some unfinished business from last year which I want to take care of this morning. There are three news clippings I came across this past year that I wanted to comment on, but somehow they didn’t fit in to any of my sermons. But the three are noteworthy because one may have been the most ridiculous story of the year, one the most enlightening story of the year, and one the most sensible story of the year. READ MORE

 

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