Rabbi Josh Levy

Date Title
8 December 2018 Sermon: The choice of the Modern Jew
1 December 2018 Sermon: Joseph and the Power of Words
22 September 2018 Kollot Haftarah Dvar Torah: On Death
19 September 2018 Sermon, Yom Kippur 5779: Tafalnu Sheker
15 September 2018 Sermon: Reform Judaism and LGBT+ Jews
8 September 2018 Kollot Haftarah Dvar Torah: What the Oven of Akhnai really teaches us
23 June 2018 Sermon: Us and the World (Cup)
26 May 2018 On the Kollot Haftarah: Priests, Rabbis and Us
21 April 2018 Sermon: The Spirit of Cricket (and Judaism!)
13 April 2018 Sermon: Shabbat Atzmaut 2018 – from Jerusalem to Highcroft Gardens
6 April 2018 Sermon: On Jewdas and Jewish Diversity
17 March 2018 Sermon – The special and the regular
24 February 2018 Sermon: What Amalek did on the road (and how it is still happening)
23 February 2018 Dvar Torah – Just as we are
3 February 2018 Sermon: The First of the “Ten Commandments” and Israel’s treatment of African Refugees
13 January 2018 Sermon: Insects or Wild Beasts? What not knowing can teach us about Judaism and life.
6 January 2018 Sermon – We can be heroes (like Moses)
5 January 2018 Dvar Torah – On the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein
16 December 2017 Sermon: Shabbat Chanukah – Finding the Women in our Story
21 October 2017 Sermon: The Tower of Babel and Responding to Difference
14 October 2017 Sermon: HaShomer achi anochi – Am I my brother’s keeper?
13 October 2017 Dvar Torah – Making the last few weeks count
7 October 2017 Sermon: Weeping and laughing, dancing and crying.
5 October 2017 Dvar Torah – Sukkot 2017, Different blessings, together
21 September 2017 Sermon: Rosh Hashanah 5778 – The Jewish decision each of us has to make
15 July 2017 Sermon: On the word “authentic” in the Jewish conversation
14 July 2017 D’var Torah: On leadership and the individual
23 June 2017 Dvar Torah: On the 1st Anniversary of the Brexit Vote (Shabbat Korach 2017)
10 June 2017 Sermon: Living with Uncertainty
31 May 2017 Shavuot Sermon: On Yizkor
27 May 2017 Sermon: The Great Asymmetry (or, “A single sinner destroys much good”)
6 May 2017 Sermon: On three, for a triple Bar Mitzvah
22 April 2017 Sermon: From Temple Protocol to a Story about Us
17 April 2017 Sermon for 7th Day Pesach – Ein od mi’lvado
1 April 2017 Sermon: Making Sense of Matzah
11 March 2017 Sermon: On Majority Rule, de Tocqueville and the High Priest
25 February 2017 Sermon: On Joy
18 February 2017 On revelation – Kollot, Parashat Yitro
26 November 2016 On the Kollot Haftarah: What defines us as Jews?
25 November 2016 D’var Torah: To be like Nachum ish gam zu. Or not.
9 November 2016 Thought of the Week: On The American Election
11 October 2016 Kol Nidre 5777: Speaking to those with whom we disagree
4 October 2016 D’var Torah for Second Day Rosh Hashanah: Making Sense of Awe
24 September 2016 On the Kollot Haftarah: Can a convert say ‘our ancestors’, and why it really matters
23 September 2016 Dvar Torah: Why is Vidui Ma’aser called a Vidui
20 August 2016 Sermon: The Olympics and how we speak to one another
16 July 2016 Sermon: Eizehu Chacham? On wisdom and leadership
2 July 2016 D’var Torah: On Korach and the Nature of Leadership
1 July 2016 D’var Torah: On the Anniversary of the Somme
25 June 2016 Sermon: The Generation of the Wilderness – After the Referendum
4 June 2016 Sermon: Jacob of Kefar Neburya, Rabbi Chaggai, and the need for change
24 May 2016 Thought for the Week: The Innovation of Lag B’Omer
20 May 2016 Thoughts on the Liturgy: Psalm 92
7 May 2016 Sermon: Anti-Semitism and the new Mayor of London
30 April 2016 Sermon: On Organ Donation
27 March 2016 Thought of the Week: Resisting the emotions of Psalm 94
5 March 2016 Sermon – Israel and its Judaisms
24 February 2016 Thought for the Week: Arguing for the Sake of Heaven
12 February 2016 Dvar Torah: On Dolphin Skins
6 February 2016 Sermon: Euthyphro’s Dilemma and us
5 February 2016 Thoughts on the liturgy: Shema U’Virchotecha
26 January 2016 Thought for the week: Judaism and Technological Change
16 January 2016 Sermon: On Hunger
15 January 2016 Dvar Torah: On Bowie
12 December 2015 Intro to John Ringer
25 November 2015 Thought for the Week: Studying together
14 November 2015 D’var Torah: Jacob and Esau after Paris
24 October 2015 Sermon: To Keep or to Remember: Which Shabbat, UK?
14 October 2015 Thought for the Week: Do we believe in Decline or Progress?
10 October 2015 Sermon: Choosing our Creation story
24 September 2015 Sermon: Yom Kippur 5776 – The True Torah Judaism is Reform Judaism
8 September 2015 Thought for the Week: My father was a Wandering Aramean too
31 July 2015 Dvar Torah: The Real Meaning of Tisha B’Av
29 July 2015 Thought of the Week: welcoming those with one Jewish parent
25 July 2015 Sermon: Our stories and what they say about us
18 July 2015 Sermon: Being radical. Like the Rabbis
27 June 2015 Sermon – On the Aleinu, and our relationships with other faiths
25 June 2015 Thought of the Week: On Numbers 21 and the Origins of Torah
30 May 2015 Sermon: On the Belzer Women Driving Ban
29 May 2015 Dvar Torah: On FIFA
14 May 2015 Thought for the Week: VE Day Service of Thanksgiving
10 April 2015 Dvar Torah: Go back to earth; do something with your life; help people.
10 April 2015 Dvar Torah (7th Day Pesach): Mi Chamocha and Holding Different Voices
15 March 2015 Thoughts on Liturgy: Mashiv HaRuach u’Morid ha-Gashem
7 March 2015 Sermon: Second set of tablets Kind of Jews
28 February 2015 Dvar Torah – Amalek and who we can be (Kollot)
21 February 2015 Sermon: The Mishkan – Not so weird after all
20 February 2015 Dvar Torah: What buildings can tell us
25 October 2014 Dvar Torah: What the builders of the tower did wrong
24 October 2014 Thoughts on Liturgy: Hashkiveinu
11 October 2014 Sermon: Sukkot and the Suspension of English reserve (or, why shaking a lulav is good for you)
4 October 2014 Sermon: Yom Kippur 5775: In Defence of Prayer
26 September 2014 Sermonette: Why Genesis 21 and 22
19 September 2014 JC Sidra Column: Nitzavim-Vayelech
23 August 2014 Sermon: Don’t add, don’t subtract; do interpret
15 August 2014 JC Sidra Column: Ekev
2 August 2014 Sermon: On Hope
11 July 2014 JC Sidra Column: Pinchas
5 July 2014 Sermon: We, too, are blessed
6 June 2014 JC Sidra Column: B’ha’alotcha
31 May 2014 Sermon: On the Nazirite and Religious Power
30 May 2014 Dvar Torah: Approaching Shavuot
30 May 2014 Article: Why I only eat Kosher meat
2 May 2014 JC Sidra Column: Emor
15 April 2014 Sermon: On musaf and dew
29 March 2014 Sermon: On books and book bans
28 March 2014 JC Sidra Column: Tazria
2 March 2014 Dvar Torah: Welcoming our new Team
21 February 2014 JC Sidra Column: Vayakhel
25 January 2014 Sermon: The authentic voice of religion
24 January 2014 Article: The Legacy of Ariel Sharon
17 January 2014 JC Sidra Column: Yitro
10 January 2014 Article: Desert Island Texts
4 January 2014 Sermon: On Jewish Study (and miracles)
13 December 2013 JC Sidra Column: Vayechi
7 December 2013 Sermon: On reading Torah and why it is great
23 November 2013 Sermon: The real scandal of Qatar 2022
15 November 2013 Thoughts on Liturgy: Ahavat Olam
8 November 2013 JC Sidra Column: Vayetze
8 November 2013 Sermon: On Energy Prices and Ethical Business
25 October 2013 Dvar Torah: Orthodoxy must join the conversation (response to Orthodox rabbis writing in the JC)
5 October 2013 Sermon: on diversity and innovation in worship
4 October 2013 JC Sidra Column: Noach
28 September 2013 Dvar Torah: Rabbinic Literature as our Haftarah (Kollot)
13 September 2013 Sermon: It is to do with us, Kol Nidre 5774
6 September 2013 Sermonette: From Textual Oddity to Principle of Divine Judgement
3 August 2013 Sermon: On Stolpersteine and Jewish Europe
24 May 2013 Dvar Torah: Ein Mukdam
4 May 2013 Sermon: On Reward and Punishment
20 April 2013 Sermon: On the Omer
6 April 2013 Sermon: The Great Jewish Class Survey
23 February 2013 Dvar Torah: On Amalek and how we read Torah
16 February 2013 Sermon: The Atheist Church
11 January 2013 Dvar Torah: On The Name
5 January 2013 Sermon: On Progressive and non-Progressive Judaism
21 December 2012 Dvar Torah: The world didn’t end after all
15 December 2012 Sermon: Being part of a People
2 December 2012 D’var Torah: Jacob, Esau and Reconciliation
22 November 2012 Thought for the Week: Jacob’s Ladder and Conversion
10 November 2012 Sermon: What if none of it really happened?
13 October 2012 Sermon: Creation but not Creationism
26 September 2012 Sermon: Yom Kippur 5773- Ashreinu – are we happy?
3 August 2012 Sermon- On Intermarriage
6 July 2012 Sermon – On Luxury, Libor and Jewish Living
29 June 2012 Dvar Torah – On Anger
8 June 2012 Sermon – On Swearing
26 May 2012 Sermon – On Same-Sex Marriage, Shavuot 5772
18 May 2012 Sermon – On Bayern Munich, Hillel the Elder and How we Welcome
4 May 2012 Sermon – Werner Herzog, Rabbi Akiva and capital punishment
27 April 2012 Sermon – On Driving as a Jew
13 April 2012 Sermon – What the Pig Did Wrong
12 December 2011 Sermon – On being a Reform Jew
25 November 2011 D’var Torah – on Compromise (for Laura)
14 October 2011 Sermon – On reaching seven billion
7 October 2011 Sermon – On wearing a Kittel part 2, Yom Kippur 5772
27 September 2011 Sermon – On wearing a Kittel, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5772
12 August 2011 Sermon – Is this who we really are? Responding to the Riots
29 July 2011 Sermon – What are we really mourning on Tisha B’Av?
20 July 2011 Thoughts on the Phone Hacking Scandal
8 July 2011 Sermon – Should we keep two days of Rosh Chodesh?
16 June 2011 Dvar Torah – On having a beard. Briefly
10 June 2011 Sermon – Does it matter that I don’t believe the prayers in the siddur?
3 June 2011 Sermon – Reading the sixth commandment with meaning
13 May 2011 Sermon – On Wearing a Kippah
8 April 2011 Sermon – On keeping Kashrut
1 April 2011 Sermon – On reading Torah. Even the icky bits.
25 March 2011 Sermon – So it’s war again
4 March 2011 Sermon – Judaism and Democracy
28 January 2011 Sermon – On how we recite Kaddish
7 January 2011 Sermon – What the Next Chief Rabbi should learn from Rashi
10 December 2010 Sermon – To speak of God in the Face of Disaster
30 November 2010 Article – What Chanukah is like in 2010, Times Online
22 October 2010 Sermon – Writing a New Torah Scroll
27 August 2010 Sermon: The Sound of the Summer
20 August 2010 Sermon: What would Richard Dawkins think of this?
13 August 2010 Sermon: A Rabbi Talks with Jesus
16 July 2010 Sermon – The legacy of Seesen and our service
11 July 2010 Sermon – Jews and the World Cup
9 April 2010 Sermon: The rebellious son at Yom HaShoah
5 March 2010 Sermon – To keep Shabbat as a Reform Jew
12 February 2010 Sermon – The Problem of Divine Authorship of Torah
5 February 2010 Sermon – Will the Chilcot enquiry teach us anything?
22 January 2010 Sermon: Earthquakes and divine intervention
7 January 2010 Article: How will we treat our converts in 2010?
27 November 2009 Sermon: “Give me children, or I shall die” – Parashat Vayetze
10 July 2009 Sermon: Our Attitude to Conversion
1 April 2009 Article: As if each of us was brought out from Egypt