Parashat Vayigash

In his drash this morning – the last he will bring us until after his three month sabbatical – Rabbi Rich explores the amazing ways God takes our Jewish people to higher levels of awareness of his purposes. Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers and by doing...
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A Chanukah Sermon

The time we live in seems unique…never since the Viet Nam war has there been such division and uncertainty in the United States. Where is our point of referance in all this? How do set our feet so we can navigate these troubled waters? When we consider the history of...
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Parashat Vayishlach

This week Rabbi Rich explores the vital role of reconciliation in human affairs. We consider a defining moment in the life of Jacob as he prepares to meet his estranged brother Esau and the wonderful conclusion which speaks to us even today.   Direct Link to Youtube video of...
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Embrace the Sadness, Embrace the Joy

Embrace the Sadness, Embrace the Joy – preparing for תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב Rabbi Rich’s message from a virtual gathering… Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The Siddur...
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What we need right now is…

Rabbi Rich’s message from a virtual gathering… Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The Siddur Project” can be purchased at: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/julielavender
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Real Happiness in a Virtual Time.

Rabbi Rich’s message from a virtual gathering… Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The Siddur Project” can be purchased at: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/julielavender
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Yitro – Finding Truth Using a Secret

Rabbi Rich shares about Truth an a way to help find it. Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The Siddur Project” can be purchased at: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/julielavender
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Yitro – The Miracle of the Exodus Crossing

In this sermon, Rabbi Rich discusses the Exodus and different understandings of what kind of miracle this was. Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The Siddur Project” can be...
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Va’yechi – Resurrection

In this sermon, Rabbi rich explores the important concept of resurrection and how important it is to the future of the Jewish people and to each and every human being. Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete...
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Warming Up – Rabbi Rich

A warm up for the High Holy Days? – in this Shabbat drash Rabbi Rich this week’s parsha in light of the upcoming High Holy Days. Listen and enjoy. . Julie Lavender’s Bikhat HaTorah is the introduction and closing music. The complete song or the album “The...
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Why Observe the High Holy Days? – Rabbi Rich

Why Observe the High Holy Days? – in this Shabbat drash Rabbi Rich explains the deeper reasons why we should come to services on Rosh Ha Shana and Yom Kippur. In this secular age we need reminders which go deeply into our souls. Listen to this powerful sermon and prepare to...
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The Other Centered Life – Rabbi Rich

Parashat Ki Tietze is filled with wisdom for building successful lives and successful societies. In this sermon Rabbi Rich focuses on Deuteronomy 23: 5-13 and demonstrates how Torah connects with the very last and very touching exchange between Yeshua and Kefa (Peter). The...
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