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Yom Kippur 5780 A Sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Why are you here? What made you decide to spend this day in this place? …

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Looking at the Details

Kol Nidre 5780 A sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Last December, in an effort to support our daughter’s desire to take up Pilades, my …

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Anti-Semitism: A Disease in Search of a Cure?

Rosh HaShana 5780 A sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor As I was minding my own business last week, reading through updates on my FaceBook, …

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Civility

Erev Rosh HaShana 5780 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor As a student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, I was offered the most sage …

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Hanukkah Sermon

Hanukkah Sermon 2018 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Please click below to hear the sermon:      

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Yom Kippur Morning 5779 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor My dear friend of three decades, Rabbi Harold Robinson the retired rabbi of Hyannis for many years, …

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Truth and Truthiness

Kol Nidre 5779 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor When I was a kid, the newspaper would be delivered to the door of our apartment in the …

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Nationalism

Rosh HaShanah 5779 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor The story of humanity begins with a singular human couple  – Adam (Adom from the earth) and Eve …

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Women's Voices

Erev Rosh HaShanah 5779 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor My beloved wife, Marianne, has said repeatedly, that my sense of direction is so bad, that I …

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One Voice

Yom Kippur Morning 5778 Authored by Rabbis Judy Shanks and Elka Abrahamson With input from many colleagues, especially Rabbi David Stern Shared and emended by …

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Divided by the Chief Rabbinate

Kol Nidre 5778 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor “They’re trying to throw dust in the eyes [of the public] and say that the Orthodox extremist Jews …

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Immigration

Rosh HaShanah 5778 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor There isn’t a soul in this room that cannot recount how and when they or their ancestors came …

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