Rabbis' Sermons

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March 03, 2018
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove

Ki Tissa

For those of you visiting Park Avenue Synagogue for the first time, and for any regulars who do not read your synagogue emails or Bulletins, this morning is my final Shabbat prior to beginning a four-month sabbatical. With a heart overflowing, having nearly completed my tenth year of service to the congregation, I would...

January 20, 2018
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove


On account of a bungled invitation, the Talmud teaches, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jewish people exiled from their land. You may recall the story from your Hebrew school or Jewish camp days; it is often told around the summer observance of Tisha B’Av, the date marking the destruction of the Temple. Around the year...

January 06, 2018
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove


It was with a heavy heart that I heard the news last month of the passing of Rabbi Neil Gillman at the age of 84. Rabbi Gillman was a profound thinker, prolific author, and preeminent theologian at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where I trained as a rabbi. He wrote a widely read column in The Jewish Week...