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Race – Healing the Rift

September 22, 2015

Kol Nidre 5776, a sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. Imagine a couple coming in for therapy, married for decades. Both partners talk about their long and difficult upbringing – …continue reading Race – Healing the Rift

BDS – Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism

September 14, 2015

ROSH HASHANA 5776, Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. While the conversation of the moment is: the Iran agreement and whether or not the Obama proposal should be supported or rejected; if …continue reading BDS – Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism

Tikun Tevel

September 13, 2015

EREV ROSH HASHANA 5776, Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. This sermon began with a light bulb. One can say that a light went off in my head. We all know that the …continue reading Tikun Tevel

Jewish Motorcycle Riding and the Art of Life

October 4, 2014

For my 50th birthday, several years ago, my beloved wife Marianne decided to try to control my impeding mid-life crisis with a special gift – giving in to a long-held desire …continue reading Jewish Motorcycle Riding and the Art of Life

Israel

October 1, 2014

Kol Nidre, with its focus on the vows that we made which could not be fulfilled, and for which we pray to be released, reminds us that we are human …continue reading Israel

Refuat Haguf

September 24, 2014

EREV ROSH HASHANA, A sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. When I was a young rabbinical student studying the traditional liturgy, one prayer always made me laugh out loud. While …continue reading Refuat Haguf

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