Parashat Noach - #metoo

This is a sermon that I delivered at Congregation Beth Israel on October 20, 2017, regarding the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandals and the #metoo social media hashtag.blogEntryTopper Read More...
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The Grief Of The One Who Does Not Know What To Ask

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, my father, Joseph Folberg, age 95, passed away in the hospital following a brief illness. In this sermon from April 21 – parashat Shemini - I reflect upon mourning, grief and silence.

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Remembering Dr. Borowitz

A personal tribute to Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz, one of the great Jewish thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries, by one of his many students. Read More...
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A Burning Tower

Here’s the d’var Torah on Parashat Lech-Lecha that I shared at Congregation Beth Israel on November 11th, 2016.

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Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon, 5777/2016

Here is my sermon for the eve of Rosh Hashanah, 5777/2016. It was a tough one to write. How can you not talk about the extraordinary and disturbing election cycle that we find ourselves in this year? How can you talk about it in a way that teaches some Torah and is also not explicitly politically partisan? In any event, I hope you find it worthwhile…

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