What's new

February 19, 2018

Added  "An early sermon -- Rosh Hashanah, 1927 (Charleston, West Virginia): The Call to Serve" -- an example of Rabbi Eisendrath's style earlier in his rabbinic career.

January 19, 2018

After an extended absence from our blog, we are posting again. We have added "November 17, 1929: Do We Need a New Religion?" -- a sermon regarding Humanism, the impact of science on religion, and the four main things that will distinguish the religion of the future.

During our hiatus we completed the digital scanning of all the manuscripts, in preparation for the donation of the originals to the American Jewish Archives. We also authored an essay "Maurice Eisendrath Comes to Toronto: The Rabbi’s First Year at Holy Blossom," soon to be published in an academic journal.

February 11, 2017

We were pleased on behalf of Holy Blossom Temple to present the original manuscripts to Rabbi Gary Zola, Executive Director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. (Rabbi Zola was in Toronto, visiting Holy Blossom as a weekend scholar-in-residence.) The manuscripts are now stored at the AJA in Cincinnati, Ohio.

April 8, 2015

Added "March 23, 1930: This Nordic Nonsense" -- a sermon regarding the Ku Klux Klan given by Rabbi Eisendrath in response to events in nearby Oakville, Ontario.

May 29, 2015

Added "Charleston, West Virginia; Toronto and Chicago: Jesus and Christianity" -- primarily about three sermons  Rabbi Eisendrath gave in 1929, in Charleston, West Virginia.  Rabbi Eisendrath compares Judaism and Christianity and discusses the challenge both religions face from Humanism.

May 27, 2014

We have been reading and catagorising all the sermons by topic.

Today we have added "December 28, 1930: If Jesus Came Again" -- the first of a series of posts on Rabbi Eisendrath's interest in Jesus, Christianity and interfaith relations.

March 29, 2013

Added "January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1930: Four sermons on plays by Eugene O'Neill (part 4)"

February 4, 2013

Added "January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1930: Four sermons on plays by Eugene O'Neill (part 2 and 3)"

January 22, 2013

Added "January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1930: Four sermons on plays by Eugene O'Neill (part 1)"

October 19, 2012

Added "Yizkor Yom Kippur 1929: The Eternal Secret"

October 5, 2012:

Added "Erev Yom Kippur 1929: A Three-fold Atonement"

August 15, 2012:

Added "Yom Kippur 1929: The Basis of Jewish At-One-Ment"

July 27, 2012:

Launched blog.
Added Welcome.
Added Introduction.
Added About Rabbi Eisendrath.
Added About us.
Added What's New.

Added "Erev Rosh Hashana, 1929: Retreat or advance?"
Added "Rosh Hashana, 1929: To be or not to be?"
Added "November 10, 1929: All Quiet on the Western Front"