Rabbi David Baum's Blog

01/27/2017 12:54:33 PM



"If anyone has a reason to hate, I have one, but I don't hate, do you know why?  Hate, racism, and anti-Semitism led to murder, so as much as I hurt, I do not hate."  - Sonia Klein, 91 years old. 


These words were uttered in a video by the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) as part of a new video series featuring survivors and their stories, using the hashtag #wewerethere (click here...Read more...

Rabbi David Baum's Blog

01/27/2017 12:52:46 PM


Getting to Work

I once heard an interesting story about the famous rabbi, Abraham Joshua Heschel.  He once walked into a classroom full of rabbinical students.  He sat down in the front of the class, and a silence overtook the room as the students awaited the words of wisdom that would come out of Professor Heschel's mouth.  It was at that point that he lifted up his arms and exclaimed loudly:  "A great miracle...Read more...

Rabbi David Baum's Blog

01/27/2017 12:48:31 PM


Praying With Our Legs

One of my favorite teachings of the Talmud is found in a debate amongst the rabbis.  They asked themselves, which is greater, Torah study, or action in the world?  It was rigorous debate, and each side had valid arguments, but in the end study won, but it came with a condition - "Study is great, because it leads to action."  There can be no action without study, but study coupled with inaction is...Read more...

Dvar Torah-  Hayyei Sarah

12/22/2016 11:01:21 AM


The question isn’t just what am I thankful for, but what are WE thankful for?

What are your family customs on Thanksgiving?

How many people in this room start their Thanksgiving meal with a question that goes around the table? What are you thankful for? Gratitude is a major Jewish value – it’s part of our daily prayers – we are forced to ask this question. But I want to challenge us this year and ask...Read more...

Rabbi David Baum's Blog

10/07/2016 02:54:53 PM


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Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5777

10/07/2016 02:53:40 PM


Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Picking Others Up©

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Hearing and Seeing the Isaacs and the Ishmaels In Our Lives©​


Rabbi David Baum's Blog

08/10/2016 05:07:39 PM


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Shabbat Shalom,

On Wednesday night, we tried something a little different at Shaarei Kodesh. We provide educational opportunities for all ages at our Hampton location on a weekly basis, but this week, we decided to take the learning outside of our 'gates'. I started a two-part class called Drash and Dine in partnership with a group of Jewish Millennials...Read more...

Thursday, May 25 2017 29 Iyyar 5777