Rabbi Harris

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 »

Our Sacred Knot – Kol Nidre 5778

Posted on October 4, 2017

We are living in a time in America where the divisions amongst us are pronounced, painful and growing.  America’s Founding Fathers knew 250 years ago there were dangers of deep splits within the country. While they focused on the rift between Loyalists and Patriots and other issues, America’s Founders knew what bound us together was […] Continue Reading »

An Hour with Mr. Schwartz – Yizkor Yom Kippur 5777

Posted on October 20, 2016

Last night, I spoke about how we live in an era of Disruptive Judaism. I focused on opportunities to rethink and recontextualize three areas: ritual, Israel and community. Now, I want to focus on a specific ritual some in your family probably benefited from but you may not have known. It is one of the […] Continue Reading »

Disrupted Judaism – High Holidays 5777

Posted on October 20, 2016

We are living in a time of Disruption. It seems to be the phrase of the day. There was a time when if your phone service was disrupted, you were upset. But today, we strive to disrupt industries, products, ideas, and services. Disruption means to end one way of doing things and reinvent the process […] Continue Reading »

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