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Join Rabbi Michael Knopf, the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, VA, for sermons given from his Shtender.

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Join Rabbi Michael Knopf, the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, VA, for sermons given from his Shtender.

    The Decade of Dehumanization

    The Decade of Dehumanization

    Rabbi Knopf’s Shabbat message for Parashat Va-Yeshev (December 20, 2019): Joseph’s brothers make it easier to harm him by dehumanizing him. This was the mega-trend of the 2010’s. Can we do it differently in the next decade, and forge a different future? How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you […]

    Restraint and Transcendence

    Restraint and Transcendence

    In his Shabbat message for Parashat Toldot (November 30, 2019), Rabbi Knopf explains the unique spiritual and moral characteristics of Jacob that made him worthy of inheriting the mantle of leadership from his father, Isaac. How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, RSS, […]

    Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Antisemitism Loves One

    Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Antisemitism Loves One

    For his Yom Kippur message (October 9, 2019), Rabbi Knopf talks about the resurgence of antisemitism in the US and around the world, and what we can and should do about it. How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, RSS, it’s your choice!

    The Promises of Israel

    The Promises of Israel

    For his Yom Kippur evening message (October 8, 2019), Rabbi Knopf explores lovingly and honestly the condition of the promises made to the Jewish people and the world by the modern state of Israel. How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, RSS, it’s […]

    How Repentance Really Works

    How Repentance Really Works

    In his message for Shabbat Shuvah (October 5, 2019), Rabbi Knopf explains that repentance isn’t something we just do during the High Holy Day season. Rather, it is ongoing work, a way we approach life itself. How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, […]

    Where The Oppressed Shed Tears

    Where The Oppressed Shed Tears

    In his message for the first day of Rosh Hashanah (September 30, 2019), Rabbi Knopf explains how we can emulate God by supporting the vulnerable and the oppressed, especially during this time of indifference and cruelty. How do you listen to Shtender? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, […]

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