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Rabbi Perkins' Sermons

Rabbi Perkins' most recent Shabbat sermons will be posted here. Other sermons can be found in High Holiday Sermons or Sermon Archives (1998-2010).

In addition, sermons by guest speakers can be found here.

2018

     
December 8, 2018 Parashat Miketz "Do You Believe in Magic?"  
December 1, 2018 Parashat Vayeshev Even a Little Something Can Go a Long Way  
November 17, 2018 Parashat Vayetzei "Is Life Fair?"  
November 10, 2018 Parashat Toldot "Two nations struggling in the womb"  
November 3, 2018 Parashat Hayyei Sarah After Pittsburgh, What's Changed?  
October 27, 2018 Parashat Vayera Holy Chutzpah  
October 6, 2018 Parashat Bereshit Are Judaism and Evolution Compatible?  
October 1, 2018 Shemini Atzeret Just One More Day!  
September 22, 2018 Parashat Ha'Azinu Why Do We Sit in the Sukkah?  
June 16, 2018 Parashat Korach Korach the Populist  
June 9, 2018 Parashat Shelach Lecha "Forgive us, pardon us, grant us atonement"  
June 2, 2018 Parashat B'Ha'alotcha A Life-Changing Experience  
May 12, 2018 Parashat Behar-Behukkotai Three Approaches to Economic Inequality  
May 5, 2018 Parashat Emor What's in a name?  
April 28, 2018 Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim "Don't Stand Idly By!"  
April 21, 2018 Parashat Tazria-Metzora Another Kind of Malignant Speech  
March 17, 2018 Parashat Vayikra Let My People Come  
March 10, 2018 Parashat Vayekhel-Pekudei Completing Creation  
February 17, 2018 Parashat Terumah "When Adar Enters, We Increase Our Rejoicing"  

2017

     
November 18, 2017 Parashat Toldot Study Sheet - A Gendered Look at Looking Through a Window  
October 28, 2017 Parashat Lech Lecha Who Was Abraham?  
July 1, 2017 Parashat Hukkat The Politics of Anger  
June 24, 2017 Parashat Korach Korach the Demagogue - Source Sheet  
June 10, 2017 Parashat Beha'alotcha "Things Fall Apart"
June 3, 2017 Parashat Naso Heroes Then and Now  
May 20, 2017 Parashat Behar Behukkotai "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land, Unto All Its Inhabitants Thereof"  
May 13, 2017 Parashat Emor Expressing True Love Toward the Living and the Dead  
January 28, 2017 Parashat Va'era "Liar, Liar"  
January 21, 2017 Parashat Shemot "Is There a Blessing for the Czar?"
     

2016

     
December 24, 2016 Parashat Vayeshev What Does the Joseph Story Have to Teach Us About Chanukah and Christmas?  
November 26, 2016 Parashat Hayei Sarah The Importance of Gratitude  
November 12, 2016 Parashat Lech Lecha Lessons for Our New President Elect from Abraham
May 14, 2016 Parashat Kedoshim Refraining from Being a "Scoundrel Within the Bounds of the Torah"  
April 9, 2016
Shabbat HaHodesh
 
March 12, 2016 Parashat Pekudei Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohein Kook  
March 5, 2016 Parashat Vayakhel Vayakhel: "And he Assembled." For Constructive or Destructive Ends?  

2015

     
November 28, 2015
Parashat Vayishlach

November 21, 2015 Parashat Vayetze Jacob the Refugee
November 14, 2015 Parashat Toldot Sibling Rivalry and Religious Violence  
November 7, 2015 Parashat Hayei Sarah How and How Not to Read the Bible
October 24, 2015 Parashat Lech Lecha It Isn't Easy  
October 17, 2015 Parashat Noach  
May 29, 2015 Parashat Naso When Paying Attention is Hard To Do  
May 9, 2015 Parashat Emor  
February 28, 2015 Parashat Tetzaveh Part 1
  Parashat Tetzaveh Part 2
February 7, 2015 Parashat Yitro Part 1
  Parashat Yitro Part 2
January 24, 2015 Parashat Bo  
January 3, 2015 Parashat Vayechi Study sheet for Parashat Vayechi- Jacob's Blessings  

2014

     
December 6 Parashat Vayishlach Part 1
  Parashat Vayishlach Part 2
November 29 Parashat Vayetze Lessons from Ferguson, For Us and For Israel
November 22
Parashat Toldot
 
October 25
Parashat Noach
 
October 18
Parashat Bereshit
September 6
Parashat Ki Tetzei
 
June 21
Parashat Korach
 
June 14
Parashat Shelach Lecha
 
May 16
Parashat Behukkotai
 
April 12
Shabbat HaGadol
 
April 5
Parashat Mitzorah
March 29
Parashat Tazria
March 8
Parashat Vayikra
March 1
Parashat Pekudei
February 15
Parashat Ki Tissa
February 8
Parashat Titsaveh
January 18
Parashat Yitro
 
January 4
Parshat Bo
 

2013

 
 
 
December 14
Parashat Vayechi
 
December 6
Parashat Vayiggash
 
November 2
World Series Reflections
 
October 12
Parashat Lech L'cha
 
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