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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...

At the end of a long day, there is no greater joy than sitting down on the living room couch, grabbing the remote control, and clicking over to HGTV, tuning into the latest episode of House Hunters. House Hunters is an incredible show that has...

[audio m4a="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/religous-round-table-gelsey.m4a"][/audio] Summertime means camp. In this week's Religious Roundtable, Rabbi Hirsch talks with James Gelsey, Director of Operations at the URJ Eisner Camp. The Religious Roundtable is brought to you by the South County Clergy Association, in partnership with WSBS. Thanks to WSBS for hosting this...

Parashat Balak 5776 [audio m4a="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/podcast-balak-5776.m4a"][/audio] "There was a man in the land of Uz named Job. That man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil." Job had 10 children--seven sons and three daughters. He was the wealthiest man in East. Such is our introduction to...

[audio mp3="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/REL-ROUNDTABLE-JULY-17.mp3"][/audio] This week on WSBS's Religious Roundtable, Rabbi Hirsch talks with interfaith colleagues about the traditions and the art of the sermon....

[audio mp3="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/RELIGIOUS-ROUNDTABLE-JULY-10-2016.mp3"][/audio] This week on the Religious Roundtable, Rabbi Neil Hirsch talks with Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman. They discuss the Southern Berkshire Community Hevra Kedisha. The Religious Roundtable is hosted by WSBS (94.1 FM) and the South County Clergy Association....

[audio m4a="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/shlach-lcha-5776.m4a"][/audio] Shabbat Shlach L'cha 5776 We logic constantly with If-Then statements. “If you do the dishes, then I’ll take care of the laundry,” we negotiate with our partners. “If you surpass your sales goals,” your supervisor tells you, “then you earn a bonus at the end...