Shofar Concepts

The Call For Clarity – Shofar Concepts The commandment is to hear the sound of the Shofar. From the Shema we know that hearing in Judaism means to understand. The call of the Shofar is the sound that wakes us up, so that we’ll make a choice

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Rosh Hashanah Day Drasha 2009

1.    Welcome – I love greeting everyone each year a.    try to remember names b.    vision that this is our weekly Shabbos service! 2.    Thank all of you for joining us, new faces, old faces, this is a very special time for myself and family and we are glad you are

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Rosh Hashanah Evening Drasha 2009

1.    Thank all of you for joining us, new faces, old faces, this is a very special time for myself and family and we are glad you are a part of it. 2.    We hope the 49hrs as meaningful and relevant to you as possible.  Feel comfortablehere not just

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Shofar

WELCOME TO EVERYONE! Thank all of you for joining us, new faces, old faces, this is a very special time for myself and family and we are glad you are a part of it. Too many to mention – TRULY SPECIAL THANKS TO everyone who helped us

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Rosh Hashana 2008

1.       Opening Night a.       Nothing you can do for G-d.  No martyr – mentality or “suffering servant.”  Everything we do “religiously”  we do for ourselves — charity, truth, justice, happiness, forgiveness – G-d doesn’t “need” you to do that, YOUR life will be better, YOU will be happier if you are a

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Why Judgment

RH is day of Judgment – to stand trial – wouldn’t it hep if we knew exactly what we are being judged on? Firstly – RH is NOT about reward and punishment.   We are NOT asking for another year of life as a reward for being good. So

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The Essence Of Rosh Hashana

Introduction: Most Jews in America today come to shul 2,3 – even 100 times a year – yet don’t really understand the function of the Jewish Holidays – what is the essence of the day, why do we celebrate them and how should  the holiday change me/ affect

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First Night Welcome

Welcome and Intro Thank all of you for joining us, new faces, old faces, this is a very special time for myself and family and we are glad you are a part of it. TRULY SPECIAL THANKS TO SEENA ELBAUM – REALLY CAME THRU Thank our sponsors

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Shofar

Thank all of you for joining us, new faces, old faces, this is a very special time for myself and family and we are glad you are a part of it. TRULY SPECIAL THANKS TO SEENA ELBAUM – REALLY CAME THRU Thank our sponsors – Wachs Family,

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Rosh Hashana Talks

Welcome and intro The holy shleppers that pose as Chasidim and the leader heals the daughter.                                                                i.      Sometimes we feel like shleppers, our actions are lowly and we feel like bums in the strett, but if we cry out from the depth of our hearts, we too can

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The Sound Of The Shofar

Welcome again, about to blow the shofar – the mitzvah action of the day! What is the big deal about this sound? Even the wording of the mitzvah is strange – listen to the “voice” of the shofar? Judaism is an honest religion – describe ourselves as Stiff necked

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Tashlich – Humor

On Rosh Hashana there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Jews traditionally go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and then throw bread crumbs onto the water, to symbolically rid themselves of their transgressions. Some people have been known to ask what kind of bread crumbs should they

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Rosh Hashana Seating Request Form – Joke

SYNAGOGUE SEATING REQUEST FORM During the last holiday season, many individuals expressed concern overthe seating arrangements in the synagogue. In order for us to place you ina seat which will best suit you, we ask you to complete the followingquestionnaire and return it to the synagogue office as soon

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RH Drasha – The Knuckleball

Have you ever heard of a knuckleball?  The knuckleball pitcher lets it go, hopes it goes straight but  inevitably it will flutter left and right, darting all over the place and you hope, (underline hope) it lands for a strike or at least the batter swings at

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RH Drasha – Free Will

Joke about being careful what you ask for. A couple in their mid 40’s finds an Arabian Nights bottle and a genie appears granting each of them any wish they want. The man asks for a wife half his age. Suddenly he is 90 years old! When

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RH Drasha – Good vs. Evil

Based in large part on article written by David Brooks published in the NY Times  September 7, 2004 We all want to ignore or forget reality.  We don’t want to make the effort required to be real. Yet reality or truth is the only path to enduring

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