Rabbi Harris

Rosh Hashanah 5779 Day 2 – Beauty from Brokenness

Posted on September 28, 2018

A story is told about Rita Coors.  I am told she actually went by her maiden name, Rita Bass but she was part of the famous Coors brewing family.  Every year, over 300,000 tourists flock to Golden, Colorado to visit the world’s largest brewery. I have not been there but my younger sister does live […] Continue Reading »

Yom Kippur Yizkor 5779 – Letters and Legacies

Posted on September 28, 2018

I love receiving letters.  Not mail but an actual letter – hand written, hand addressed, with a real stamp in the upper right hand corner of the envelope. A metered postage mark does not count.  I envision the letter walked to the corner by the writer.  He or she stands at the deep blue postal […] Continue Reading »

Sukkot 5779 – Deli Sermon

Posted on September 26, 2018

High Holidays 5779 – Rejecting the Binary: Reflections from a Liberal and Zionist

Posted on September 20, 2018

Labels are a funny thing. I am not talking about the label on your new shirt that itches your neck or the label on your mattress which says it should not be removed under penalty of law. I am talking about the labels that define us; labels which somehow describe us. Some of my labels […] Continue Reading »

Father’s Day: Working to Be My Best

Posted on June 18, 2018

When L’Chayim Becomes Destructive

Posted on May 10, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough

Posted on February 20, 2018

Responding to Suicide: You are not Alone

Posted on December 4, 2017

Deli Sermon – Second Day Sukkot 5778

Posted on October 23, 2017

Death’s Ripples – Yizkor 5778

Posted on October 4, 2017

Death causes ripples – emotional ripples that extend far beyond the immediate devastation of the loss of a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling or a friend. We feel death’s impact, death’s ripples, for years. Judaism offers us rituals which are sensitive to the immediate and long term ripples.  At death, there is a […] Continue Reading »