Author Archives: Rabbi Joe

Hebrews wouldn’t recognize our Passover

Column as published in The News Virginian The News Virginian The following is an article I wrote for a monthly column appearing in The News Virginian. This appeared on April 4th, 2014. Hebrews wouldn’t recognize our Passover Posted: Friday, April 4, … Continue reading

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Rabbi Joe Blair’s ‘Drash’/Sermon to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Rabbi Joe Blair’s ‘Drash’/Sermon to Emmanuel Episcopal Church Staunton VA    March 2, 2014/Adar 1 30, 5774 [This drash was delivered to the Congregation by Rabbi Joe as part of a “pulpit exchange” with Rev. Shelby Owen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church … Continue reading

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Sermon: Encounter with the Holy by Rev. Shelby Owen

Sermon: Encounter with the Holy Reverend Shelby Owen Temple House of Israel Exodus 38:21-40:38 February 28, 2014 [Rev. Owen addressed the members of Temple House of Israel as part of a "pulpit exchange" with Rabbi Joe Blair. ] In today’s … Continue reading

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Time – Part 3: Sermon for Afternoon Yom Kippur 5774 by Rabbi Joe Blair

Time – Part 3 Yom Kippur Afternoon Service 5774 Rabbi Joe Blair   Shabbat shalom and Shanah Tovah. Permit me to begin by again repeating what I said earlier: the overarching theme I want to follow this year for the … Continue reading

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