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Divided by the Chief Rabbinate

September 29, 2017

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 invented [the separation of sexes],” …continue reading Divided by the Chief Rabbinate

Immigration

September 21, 2017

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 to this country. In fact, …continue reading Immigration

Chossing As A Way of Life

September 20, 2017

Erev Rosh HaShanah 5778 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor The meaning of life is often found in where you place the emphasis. This is true especially in language. A little comma …continue reading Chossing As A Way of Life

Selachti K’devarecha

October 12, 2016

Kol Nidre 5777 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Since the breakup of the phone company, and the rise in cellular telephone and cable television and internet companies, there has been a …continue reading Selachti K’devarecha

Kedusha: Reaching Out For Holiness

October 12, 2016

Yom Kippur 5777 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor On Erev Rosh HaShana, I spoke about the power of the voice and noted that the voice can be used to denigrate or …continue reading Kedusha: Reaching Out For Holiness

The Power of the Voice

October 4, 2016

Erev Rosh HaShana 5777 Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor A few days ago, I was driving south on the FDR Drive in Manhattan. Traffic had slowed to a crawl. As I …continue reading The Power of the Voice

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