Sermons

Rabbi Alexander Davis

Holiness Debate

October 1, 2014 / 7 Tishrei 5775

Shalom Haverim, What is the holiest day of the year?* This question has busied Jewish thinkers for generations. Many of us have been taught that Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year. Others, however, argue that Shabbat is the (Read More...)

Rabbi Alexander Davis

Memory of a Beloved Teacher

September 18, 2014 / 23 Elul 5774

Haverim, Last Friday, one of my teachers in rabbinical school died. Professor, Rabbi Dov Zlotnick taught me mishna. He taught me about this 2nd century collection of rabbinic legal teachings– its history, content, literally style, etc. But most importantly, he taught (Read More...)

Rabbi Alexander Davis

Above Average

September 11, 2014 / 16 Elul 5774

Haverim, I am heading out of town for a quick trip. My travel reminds me of a story recently read. Apparently, there is a device you can purchase that prevents the airplane seat in front of you from reclining. Recently, (Read More...)

Back to School Blues

September 3, 2014 / 8 Elul 5774 by rswanson

Summer Growth

August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Fires of Compassion

August 21, 2014 / 25 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Hidden Are the Things that We See

August 14, 2014 / 18 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Strength from Space

August 7, 2014 / 11 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Napoleon and the Jews

July 29, 2014 / 2 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

My time in Israel is coming to a close

June 25, 2014 / 27 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A Message from Rabbi Davis

June 18, 2014 / 20 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Celebrate the Contributions of Converts” by Rabbi Davis

June 3, 2014 / 5 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Bar Mitzvah Dad” by Rabbi Davis

May 22, 2014 / 22 Iyar 5774 by Kvelander

“Is Divorce Kosher?” by Rabbi Davis

May 14, 2014 / 14 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

The Last “Jews” of Natchez: Methodists by Rabbi Davis

May 8, 2014 / 8 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Southern Stories” by Rabbi Davis

May 1, 2014 / 1 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Heading South” by Rabbi Davis

April 24, 2014 / 24 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“A “Lame” Pesah” by Rabbi Davis

April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Thawing out for Pesah” by Rabbi Davis

April 10, 2014 / 10 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Church Event Inspires Pesah Lesson” by Rabbi Davis

April 3, 2014 / 3 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A “Peaceful” Seder by Rabbi Davis

March 27, 2014 / 25 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Your Key to the World to Come

March 20, 2014 / 18 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Purim – Not Just for Kids” by Rabbi Davis

March 12, 2014 / 10 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Song, Sanctuary, Soul” by Rabbi Davis

March 4, 2014 / 2 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Art Appreciation 101″ by Rabbi Davis

February 26, 2014 / 26 Adar I 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“New Burial Practice at Beth El” by Rabbi Davis

February 12, 2014 / 12 Adar I 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 / 6 Adar I 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Women, Tefillin and Jewish Tradition by Rabbi Davis

January 30, 2014 / 29 Shevat 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 / 22 Shevat 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – January 15, 2014

January 15, 2014 / 14 Shevat 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Lost Tefillin…Found” by Rabbi Davis

January 3, 2014 / 2 Shevat 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Who is a Hero?” by Rabbi Davis

December 11, 2013 / 8 Tevet 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – December 5, 2013

December 4, 2013 / 1 Tevet 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 / 19 Kislev 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – November 13, 2013

November 12, 2013 / 9 Kislev 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – November 7, 2013

November 6, 2013 / 3 Kislev 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Birthing the Jewish Future” by Rabbi Alexander Davis

October 30, 2013 / 26 Heshvan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – October 25, 2013

October 24, 2013 / 20 Heshvan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 / 12 Heshvan 5774 by Kvelander

“Response to the Jewish Population Survey” by Rabbi Davis

October 14, 2013 / 10 Heshvan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 / 5 Heshvan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Noah and the Rescue of Danish Jewry” by Rabbi Davis

October 8, 2013 / 4 Heshvan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi’s Message – October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013 / 28 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Neilah 5774″ by Rabbi Abelson

September 17, 2013 / 13 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Kassel Abelson

“Honor Your Parents” by Rabbi Abelson

September 17, 2013 / 13 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Kassel Abelson

“Eating at God’s Table” by Rabbi Davis

September 17, 2013 / 13 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“I Collect Cookbooks” by Karen Rubin

September 17, 2013 / 13 Tishrei 5774 by admin

Yom Kippur War – What is it Good for?

September 13, 2013 / 9 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky

Drops of Torah: Why is Yom Kippur only one day?

September 13, 2013 / 9 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky

Risisei Torah: Why don’t we fast on Rosh Hashanah?

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky

“Beth El Eats: For a Good and Sweet New Year” by Rabbi Alexander Davis

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Food, Health and Holiness” by Steve Sanderson, GI Doctor

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by admin

“Joy in the Land of Sustainable Farming” by Stephanie Stillman, Farmer

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by admin

“Matriarchs, Motherhood, Meals and a Pyrex Pan” by Deb Mallin, Food Writer

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by admin

“Feeding the Hungry with Dignity” by Gimulut Hesed volunteer, Diana Rosen

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by admin

“Shopping for Holiness” by Bill Broze

September 12, 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 by admin

Rosh Hashanah 5774 – Needs Versus Wants

September 5, 2013 / 1 Tishrei 5774 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky

The Ties that Bind One Generation to the Next

May 31, 2013 / 22 Sivan 5773 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi Davis’ response to the Marriage Amendment: “Strengthen Marriage”

May 20, 2013 / 11 Sivan 5773 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Answering Silent Screams: Remember & Respond

April 7, 2013 / 27 Nisan 5773 by Rabbi Alexander Davis