Clergy Sermons

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Sermons from May 2015

Nicole Auerbach
Parashat B’midbar

Nicole Auerbach  |  May 22, 2015

Angela W. Buchdahl
Parashat B’har/B’chukotai

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  May 16, 2015

Mo Glazman
Parashat B’har/B’chukotai

Mo Glazman  |  May 15, 2015

Maurice A. Salth
Parashat Emor

Maurice A. Salth  |  May 8, 2015

Angela W. Buchdahl
Homosexuality in the Bible and the Supreme Court (Acharei Mot/Kedoshim)

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  May 1, 2015

So what do you do when you have trouble with what the Torah says? One option is to avoid reading it, as we've done. But we all know it's there. We know that this verse is cited by some Orthodox Jews as well as some Christians as the proof-text that God is against homosexuality. But the fundamental difference between Orthodoxy and Reform Judaism is that Reform Judaism is premised on the understanding that while the text doesn't change – the context does, and in every generation, our context affects the way we hear God's word.