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Rabbi’s Blog

Delivered on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the 1st Congregationalist Church in Stockbridge, MA. Over this Shabbat and weekend, Hevreh and the 1st Church swapped pulpits. Rev. Brent Damrow spoke from the Hevreh Bima on Friday evening. https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/release-valve An interpretation of Psalm 32 -- Psalm 32: “L’David maskil, For David, maskil.” We...

Parashat V'zot HaB'racha -- Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5777 https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/5777-vzot-habracha The book of Genesis closes with a touching family scene. Jacob, who has become Israel, is dying. His precious son, Joseph, whom he presumed dead, has returned to him in his final moments. Israel draws his children...

In the latest episode of the Religious Roundtable, Rabbi Hirsch talks with Barbara Weinstein, the Associate Director of the Religious Action Center. If you missed it live, take a listen here! https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/netzavim-and-voting-rights...

Rabbi Jodie Gordon Yom Kippur Morning 5777 October 13, 2016   My grandpa Lou loved to tell stories. Whether to a captive audience of 1 or to a big roomful of people- he loved to weave a tale- of his days as a boy cantor singing with Yossele Rosenblatt, of...

Delivered on Yom Kippur, Yizkor, 5777; October 12, 2016 Walt Whitman once wrote, “They are alive and well somewhere, / The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, / And if there ever was, it led forward life, / and does not wait at the end...

Delivered on Yom Kippur 5777, October 11, 2016 “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” the old joke begins. “Practice, practice, practice.” The musician knows that he or she must know the music so well that only after considerable practice can he or she unlock the sounds for...

By Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch Delivered Rosh Hashanah 5777 In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was tohu vavohu - unformed, random, turbulent, out of control, tumultuous - chaotic. In the beginning the earth was chaos. Chaos into order. A key theme that...

Delivered on Rosh Hashanah Morning, 5776 In the center of ancient Jerusalem, along the southern edge of the Temple Mount there were a series of sacred steps. You can still visit these steps. This is the Davidson Archeological Center, now. These stone steps would bring you up...