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Parsha Pinchas: Who Gets to Judge?

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Andrew Nusbaum.   This week we see the conclusion of the story of Pinchas. Before we … Continue reading

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Joy and the ‘Inside Out’ of the New Year

Sermon for Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Mark Melamut   For many of us the New Year is a mix of emotions.  It can be a swirl of anticipation, anxiety, awe, and expectation, a feeling as if we … Continue reading

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Buckets Full

Sermon by Rabbi Mark Melamut on Rosh Hashanah There was once a King who had an only child, the apple of his eye. The King wanted his child to master different fields of knowledge and to experience various cultures, so … Continue reading

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Mattot Masei and the challenge of connection

Community Dvar Torah by Andrew Nusbaum Throughout the summer, community members from B’nai Emunah have been invited to present their thoughts on the weekly Torah session. A longer version of this drash was given in the middle of July by CBE … Continue reading

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Judith Edwards Bat Mitzvah Drash

Judith Lange Edwards was called to the torah as a Bat Mitzvah on March 1, 2014 Pedukei – Exodus 30:11-16 Imagine a desert; wind tearing over sand dunes; ‘lone and level sands stretch far away’; a single cactus stands guard … Continue reading

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Inside My Heart – Bissle to Nibble #21 of 5773

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat B’midbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)  and the Approach of Shavuot Each time I leave home for the day, I’m checking and re-checking, “Do I have everything? Keys, check, wallet, check, phone, check, travel coffee mug, … Continue reading

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Open Arms – A Bissel to Nibble #20 of 5773

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat B’har-B’hukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34) – Open Arms What an amazing string of sunny and warm days in San Francisco.  On my bike ride along the Ocean Beach path this morning, the sun sparkled on the … Continue reading

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