Rabbi Patz’s High Holy Day Sermons 5778

If Hurricane Maria had not happened these sermons would have been read by Rabbi Norman Patz  at Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico.   HOW JEWS SHOULD FACE THE NEW YEAR Erev Rosh Hashanah September 20, 2017 | 1 Tishri 5778 GOD'S COURTROOM Rosh Hashanah Morning September 21, 2017 | 1 Tishri 5778 THE COVENANT ON YOM KIPPUR Erev Yom Kippur September 29, … [Read more...]

GOD’S COURTROOM

Rabbi Norman Patz Rosh Hashanah Morning September 21, 2017 | 1 Tishri 5778       Feliz nuevo año dulce y tranquilo.       As I did at the evening service, I greet you again this morning with my wish for the new year: May this be a good year for all of us, a year of health and happiness, of spiritual and moral growth, a year of … [Read more...]

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: ISRAEL’S HARD REALITY

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: ISRAEL'S HARD REALITY Remarks By Rabbi Patz to the Rotary Club, San Juan, Puerto Rico March 7, 2017 INTRO: When Lord Cornwallis's deputy, General Charles O'Hara, surrendered at Yorktown (to George Washington's deputy Gen. Benjamin Lincoln), the British military band played an old English tune, “The World Turned Upside … [Read more...]

PERCEPTION AND REALITY

Yom Kippur Afternoon 5777 - Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico -  Yizkor Meditation :   The brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein, was such a slow learner when he was a young child that his parents took him to a doctor to find out what was wrong with him, and he was so rebellious in school that his teachers despaired of his ever amounting to anything. We know that the … [Read more...]

TODAY’S ISRAEL AND JEWISH LOYALTY

Yom Kippur Morning -  Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico October 12, 2016  – 10 Tishri, 5777 Two of our congregation’s members, Salatiel Cruz and his wife, Roxanna Santos, have just returned from a visit to Israel on the Birthright Program. (They will share some of their stories at the conclusion of this morning's service. Before their departure, I wrote to them and urged … [Read more...]