Sermons: Rabbi Farkas


Published on Monday, November 5, 2018 (All day)

Clap Along If You Feel that Holiness is The Truth (Yom Kippur Sermon 2017/5778)

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Yom Kippur is not supposed to be a sad holiday.  We have other holidays that are sad.  We have Tisha B’Av, a night and day of fasting that memorializes the destruction of the Temple.  It takes place in the middle of the summer because nothing says summer vacation better than being told to put down your margarita to mourn the loss of building 2,000 years ago.  

On a much more serious note, there’s Yom HaShoah, where we read the names of the victims of the holocaust.  It is a serious day indeed.  Even Passover has its elements of anger like at the end of the Seder we open the door for Elijah, the harbinger of the messiah and we recite “Pour out your wrath” upon those that seem to keep the world from redemption.

A Letter to My Children (Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2017/5778)

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

To my dearest children,

There comes a time in every family’s life where the playthings and the good times must be put on hold for a short time so some serious words can be said. There comes a time in every Jewish family where parents have to sit down with their children and speak of what it means to be a Jew in a Gentile world. My parents sat me down to have this talk as did their parents before them and theirs before them. I wish I would never have to, but now is the time to speak of what has unfortunately become, in the case of the Jewish People, an eternal truth.

Judaism Rising - Yom Kippur 2016/5777

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:00pm

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas, Yom Kippur 5777

On Race and Refugees: The Drought of Compassion - Rosh Hashanah 2016/5777

Published on Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:00am

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas, Rosh Hashanah 5777

Hide and Seek: Yom Kippur 2015/5776

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas Yom Kippur 5776

Seven Sacred Questions from Rabbi Noah Farkas

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:30am

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas Rosh Hashanah 5776

Yizkor Sermon-Passover 2014

Published on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am

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About two months ago, an airplane was scheduled to fly from Kuala Lampur enroute to Beijing.  There were about 300 people onboard. The flight took-off at midnight heading southwest.

A Homeless Heart 5774

Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 9:00am

Rosh Hashanah 2013 sermon from VBS Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas

From the Rabbi's Corner: Bereshit 5772 – Hearing Nature's Silence

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:30pm

This week's Rabbi's Corner from VBS Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas.