Monday, July 16, 2018

High Holy Day Sermons


Rosh Hashanah 5778 Unity and Division in our Nation. In the Fall of 1998, I wrote my rabbinic thesis on Sheol, also known, more famously, as "hell." ...Read more
Kol Nidre 5778 The Wandering Jew In September 1963, just prior to my third birthday, our family - my parents, my older sister and me - moved from our apartment in Fort Lee, NJ to a house - a split-level with a two-car garage - in Englewood Cliffs, the next town over...Read more
High Holiday Sermon 1 5776 My first apartment in New York City was on the Upper West Side, West 86th Street, just off Central Park West, to be precise. It was a fairly big building, probably 16 stories, and had a rooftop where people could go to sunbathe in the summer heat...Read more
HHD Sermon Two The Evolution of Temple Beth-El My parents, Allan Altman and Pam Steinhardt, were married in 1953...Read more

5778 RabbiMack withTorah

Find the Good-  Shanah Tovah. We greet each other with these words tonight, sharing wishes for a good year. Read more
From a heart of stone to a heart of flesh- When Sally Lapides, who is with us in the congregation this morning (thank you Sally), sent me an email with a poignant... Read more