Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5778 - Christianity has long derided Judaism for being obsessed with law, claiming that love of Jesus replaces law, and that the teachings of the gospel replace the commandments of the Old Testament. However, as the Me Too movement meets the Catholic Church, and it is revealed how complicit church leadership is in employing and protecting sexual predators, it is time to reestablish the importance of law.
Rabbi Nickerson - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5778 - How do we choose to move away from our fears and towards communal hope? Reflections on Martha Nussbaum's latest book.
Family Camp - Talks with Rabbi Dara Frimmer
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Rabbi Frimmer - Sermon - Shabbat Devarim 5778 - We need to reinvest ourselves in learning about Israel's government, understanding who has power and how that power is sustained and familiarizing ourselves with the non-profits that help to protect Israel’s democracy and create its democratic infrastructure. We need to pay closer attention to the struggles of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel, those looking for validation and legal permission to practice as they choose. It is unconscionable to tolerate a lack of tolerance for non-Orthodox Jewish identity in this supposed Jewish nation.
Sermon - Shabbat Pinchas 5778 - We have forgotten what it is like to travel with allies without google maps calling out our next turn and giving us an estimated time for arrival. We have forgotten the importance of flexibility - being willing to use the tools and resources we have in the moment - the skills we are learning as we do the work -- and making decisions in real time as to what is required and how we want to act. The poet Audre Lorde wrote, “Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.” We must learn to do battle from the place we are in. Not the place we wish we were. Not the place we were in 2 years ago. Now. This place. This time. With these people. To show up and stand up and fight for more just and compassionate immigration policies...now. Even when we don’t know where we go next. The movement starts in the place where we stand.TRANSCRIPT
Rabbi Dara Frimmer Sermon - Yom Kippur - 5778/2017TRANSCRIPT