Just a few days before Rosh Hashanah my phone rang.  It was a member of the congregation who said he had an urgent matter to discuss with me.  

“Rabbi,” he said, “I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I’ve decided that I have to speak to you about this before it’s too late.”

“Ok,” I said. “What is it?”

“I always look forward to hearing your sermons.  But...