The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel

Sermons & Other Great Reading

For some thoughtful and though-provoking sermons, look here.  We’re going to be adding more sermons regularly!

Rabbi Cosgrove Speaks at Knesset Conference on Israel and Diaspora Relations
December 27, 2016

For a downloadable and printable PDF of Rabbi Cosgrove’s remarks, click below.

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SERMON ON INCLUSION AT TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER by Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Parashat Naso: 12 Sivan 5776 – June 18, 2016

 

Pirkei Avot enumerates for us ten miracles that happened regularly in the time of the Temple. The tenth is this:
“Lo amar adam la-haveiro ‘tzar li ha-makom she-alin bi-rushalayim’” — “No one ever said to another person: the space is too constricted in Jerusalem for me to be able to stay over there.”

This is usually interpreted to mean that somehow they never ran out of “room at the inn”.

NOAM member with Ethiopian Jewish Child Illustrating Masorti Sermons