“Five Minutes to Live”–30 years later

1 Oct

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I’m honored to be quoted by Samuel G. Freedman in his “On Religion” column in the New York Times. The column commemorates the 30th anniversary of the legendary sermon “Five Minutes to Live” by the late Rabbi Kenneth Berger. I have cited this sermon on this blog in the aftermath of the loss of the Malaysian airliner and on the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Early in my career when I served Beth El Synagogue Center as Associate Rabbi, I was introduced to this masterpiece by Sam Berger, brother of the late Rabbi Berger.

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