In the context of the recent elections in the US and Israel, Rabbi Hirsch interrogates the integrity of the democratic political system, and the growing extremism that is happening here and throughout the western world

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Looking at the Torah’s description of the construction of the Tower of Babel, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch presents differing interpretations of the tower builders’ transgression and the contemporary significance for our times.

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Rabbi Hirsch delivers a Kol Nidre sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City

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For a Shabbat with his congregation, Rabbi Hirsch welcomes members of Israel’s national security forces who are part of the Israel National Defense College, an institution that trains and empowers national security leadership of the State of Israel.

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Reflecting on the tragedy of George Floyd, Rabbi Hirsch describes the complicated and flawed pursuit of earthly justice yet perceives a reawakening of progress as younger. generations are leading the way to a kinder, more just society.

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Rabbi Hirsch reminds his congregation that the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are inextricably linked, and explains how counting the Omer between the festivals is a way of heralding the arrival of the ultimate moment of emancipation and liberation.

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In a sermon to his congregation, Rabbi Hirsch draws a line from the ancient tribe of Judah to the Jewish world we know today, emphasizing the importance of cherishing Jewish institutions, Jewish community and Jewish Tradition.

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Rabbi Hirsch jests about the recent “intolerable affliction” that was the cream cheese shortage, explaining how it could ultimately serve to help deepen an understanding of life’s innate vulnerability, and how in turn that could lead to action.

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Rabbi Hirsch discusses the two models of salvation offered in the Bible, describes a Jewish understanding of miracles, and encourages laughter, in a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City.

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Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch laments the realities of war as Russia invades Ukraine.

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