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Parashat Noach 5778   One can learn a lot about his surroundings from the graffiti he encounters. When I was living in Jerusalem as a rabbinical student, eagerly and earnestly learning to speak modern Hebrew, I remember walking down Emek Refayim one day and seeing the words...

Since August, communities across the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States have been confronted with several major natural disasters and communal tragedies. Each of these has brought loss of life and broken hearts. When challenges confront us, we as a community of faith and conscience also...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/fasting-meaning Kol Nidrei 5778 When I was seven or eight years old, my grandfather and I had a routine around Yom Kippur: He would take me to the Yom Kippur family service in the morning, and he would still make his standing mid-morning golf game. We both...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/grief-into-resilience Yom Kippur 5778 - Yizkor Rabbi Earl Grollman[1] wrote: Give voice to the anguish In your heart. Talk. Weep. Rage. You grieve deeply because you loved deeply. Grief is love not wanting to let go. Loss is hard. Earlier this week, when looking at the list of names included in the Book of Remembrance,...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/rosh-hashanah-5778-if-not-now-telll-me-when Rosh Hashanah Morning 5778 Delivered September 20, 2017 Hurricanes: we’ve been talking about them for the last several months. From Harvey and Irma, to Jose and now Maria, we have centered the focus of conversation on the effects of these natural disasters. After all, for many of...

Parashat Bamidbar 5777 Delivered as a part of Shabbat evening services, Friday, May 26, 2017. https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/parashat-bamidbar-5777-the-great-circle-game “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose,” writes Kohelet, or more familiar to many, so sang the Byrds. Here we are, Memorial Day weekend: that time when Spring...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-seinfeldia In this episode, Rabbi Hirsch talks with Jennifer Armstrong, author of the hit new book Seinfeldia. Armstrong will be one of several authors presenting at Hevreh's first annual Festival of Jewish Books, happening this summer from July 20-23. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted...