D’vrei Torah

A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.

Refuat HaNefesh, Sermon for Rosh Hashana 5775

September 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Vice President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism Congregation Shirat HaYam, Nantucket “…I have set before you life or [...]

Finding Relevance

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Robin Williams’ untimely passing touched the hearts of many of us.  He touched our hearts because we had a personal connection.  His gifts of comedy and acting his [...]

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Empty Chairs

April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Pesach anecdote: when I became the Senior Rabbi at a large Miami congregation, among my many meetings with the Founding Rabbi Emeritus, the issue of the community Seder [...]

A lesson from Ariel Sharon’s passing

January 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is not a political piece. Not by any stretch. Then again, I guess everything can be considered political in some sense. I recently began a class in my congregation on [...]

Who is your Person?

December 31, 2013 // 2 Comments

The URJ Biennial was an amazing conclave, several days of camaraderie and learning. It was powerful time reminding us that we are more than just ourselves; we belong to [...]
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