Sermons and essays


Renewing Balance After Injustice, Yom Kippur 2022

The Physics of Our Quest, Rosh Hashanah 2022

The Sacred And, erev Rosh Hashanah 2022

Our Forwarding Address, Yom Kippur 2021.

Mustaches and Moral Injuries: Resilience in Divisive Times, Rosh Hashanah morning 2021.

Stronger Together, Erev Rosh Hashanah 2021.

This Plastic Hour: Love’s Forward Memory We Need Now, Yom Kippur morning 2020

The Courage to Emerge, Rosh Hashanah morning 2020

The Kind of Love We Need, Erev Rosh Hashanah 2020

The Mishkan’s Next Digital (R)Evolution, keynote teaching at “An Emerging Judaism: A Global Jewish Convening” / the Reb Zalman Digital Memorial Shabbaton, 2020.

Waking Up In Hospice, Yom Kippur 2019

The Soul of Action: The Risks We Must Take, Rosh Hashanah 2019

What We Remember In Our Feet, Cragsmoor Stone Church, August 2018

Holy Vision and Optical Illusion, Rosh Hashanah 2018

Getting to Yes, Yom Kippur 2017

Paying Up, Rosh Hashanah day 2, 2017

Renewing our Holy Wholeness, Rosh Hashanah 2017

The Big Lie, Yom Kippur 2016

The Renewal of Hope, Rosh Hashanah 2016

Seeking the Face of God, Rosh Hashanah 2015

Who Would You Be If You Lost It All? Yom Kippur 2015

The Path of Service, Installation sermon, March 2015

Moses the rookie chaplain and the burning bush (ordination weekend Torah teaching), January 2015

The Light of Belonging, Rosh Hashanah 2014

Shanah, Shinui, Shoneh – Year, Change, and Difference, Rosh Hashanah 2011

Essays and other writings

Why This Rabbi Is Learning Arabic… and Why All Rabbis Should, 2022

What Would Thurgood Do? September 2021

Show Me Your Way: The Trans Microcosm of Spiritual Allyship, spring 2021

Address for the National Havdalah of Reconciliation, November 2020

Jewish ethics demands an independent path forward, February 2019

Leave God Out Of Your Election Commentary, December 2017

Balancing the Scales, October 2016

“If!” Walking Backwards into Elul, September 2016

This, Too, Is For Good: The Power of Hope, August 2016

It’s Your Turn, August 2016

Nowhere To Run (And A Good Thing, Too), August 2016

Separation of Shul and State, July 2016

How to Fall On Your Face: the Spiritual Art of Leadership, July 2015

All Of Us: Rock Band, Judaism, and Emotional Contagion, May 2015

If One’s Means Do Not Suffice: the High Price of Doing Jewish, March 2015

From Sigh To Song: A Way Toward Freedom, January 2016

It’s Thanksgiving, But What If One Doesn’t Feel Thankful?, November 2015

A String Around Your Finger, June 2015

Denominational Ins and Outs: The New Mishkan, February 2015

Five Aspirations for Rabbinic Life, January 2015

A Rabbinic Response to the Syrian Refugee CrisisMoment, fall 2015

The Jewish Duty to Vote, October 2014

See also Essays written for Rabbi Without Borders / My Jewish Learning, and Essays written for The Jewish Studio.

Responsa / Jewish-Legal Writings

Teshuvah: On The Jewish Obligation to Vote