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Cantor Bromberg’s Remarks at POINT Thanksgiving Service, November 14, 2018Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Poway

11/14/2018 06:04:13 PM



I am so grateful for the honor to address YOU – grateful for the effort each one of you went through to be here – from putting it on your calendar, to parking just a few minutes ago.  Grateful to POINT for organizing this event and to the Poway Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for hosting us this evening.

As a representative of the Jewish community I was deeply touched and grateful for the love...Read more...

Parshat Toledot Esau

11/09/2018 07:56:34 AM



In Parshat Toledot Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for food when he is “dying” of hunger.  Then later Jacob also gets the blessing of the firstborn by tricking his father with his mother’s help.  These two things together seem to be an inheritance which is irretrievably lost to Esau.  He is effectively disinherited.

Esau becomes part of the line of Ishmael – marrying one of his daughters. ...Read more...

Parshat Chayeh Sarah – Judaism’s Loving Approach to Loss

11/01/2018 12:00:00 AM


Although our parsha this week is called “The Life of Sarah”, it tells the story of her death.  This story teaches us the importance of our conduct upon the loss of a loved one – our mourning practices establish our presence and dignity as a people.   This horrible and painful week, we have been shocked, bereaved, have mourned, have reached out and been answered by people of faith and hope and have taken action.  We...Read more...

Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779