Koleynu and Writing Archive
You never need to miss another Koleynu column or sermon by Cantor Richard.
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May 2016. Veganism and Judaism. Last month's sermon revisited.
April 2016. Passover--everyone's favorite holiday. Read this to find out why.
March 25, 2016 Sermon. Warning to any Jewish carnivores out there: Don't read!
March 2016. Thousands of pages just to explain a thirty-second soundbite? Yes.
February 12, 2016 Sermon. Gold and God, prayer and Palestrina, Queen Elizabeth and plastic, mysticism and forks. Really, what does it all mean? Read the d'var torah from Friday, February 12, 2016 and find out.
February 2016. Find the URL for Cantor Richard's new website in this Koleynu article.
January 2016. JELLI curriculum update. A must-read for those who want to know what's new for 2016.
December 2015. How to embrace Maoz Tzur (and even more difficult Jewish texts) without the guilt.
November 2015. Maybe marcheshvon's not so mar after all.
October 2015. "From my perspective, music, the Japanese tea ceremony, Shabbat, and Sukkoth all share one feature that may be all-too-easily overlooked: they are governed by rules, the adherence to which leads to outcomes which would not have been otherwise possible." What can that possibly mean? Just click on the date to find out.
September 2015. Many find that good old flashcards still work best, beating out the thousand-dollar (plus) computers of the 21st century. Bill Gates doesn't need to know.
July-August 2015. Who is this Richard Bessman guy, anyway? Find out here.