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September 1, 2018 | My Favorite Things – Parashat Ki Tavo

Rabbi Tucker

Hang onto your hats, because this morning I’m going to do something that I rarely do while giving sermons, something I generally try to avoid doing publically at all if I can help it – I’m going to sing.  The tune, if I can stay on pitch well enough to make it recognizable, will - I hope - be familiar to you but the lyrics, you’ll notice, have been changed.  You see, in honor of her 79th birthday, the actress Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) where she wrote these new words to her iconic show-stopper from the Sound of Music, “My Favorite Things”  And they are so good, and also so relevant to this particular moment on the Jewish calendar, that I just can’t help but share them this morning (although I’ve eliminated a verse or two for the sake of brevity). Continue Reading --->

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