Rosh Hashanah – The Blessing of America

The Blessing of America A sermon delivered by Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon for Congregation Beth Jacob on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, 5780 During this […]

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Sukkot – Human Denial

Denial is a part of the human psyche.

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Rosh Hashanah 5780 – The Complete Picture Project

This week’s One Minute Torah was delivered at the traditional service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. A member of our CBJ community, Rebecca […]

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One Minute Torah – Ki Tavo 2019

When Immigration Enforcement officers pick-up people for deportation, they move them quickly to a distant facility.

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Ekev – Lessons in the Life of a Pioneer

Sometimes worlds converge in interesting ways.  My wife, who I always root for, and the Boston Red Sox, who I sometimes root for, and the […]

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One Minute Torah – Vaetchanan 5779

This week’s One Minute Torah is from the archives. At the edge of MITs campus is a graduate-student apartment building called Eastgate. My husband David […]

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One Minute Torah – Matot Masei 5779

This week’s One Minute Torah is from the archives. I did my PhD in the Biology Department of MIT. It was an intense place, with […]

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One Minute Torah – Yes! to Identity

This week’s One Minute Torah is from the archives. When I arrived home yesterday, Janae, our children’s nanny, announced: “Yaara defended me at the park […]

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One Minute Torah – Korach and Democracy

I wish every voter in America would read How Democracies Die, by political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. I especially wish those with perspectives […]

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One Minute Torah: Shelach 5779

Many of us have become numb to events around us.

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One Minute Torah – Bamidbar 5779

The book of Numbers opens with a second census of the Israelite people. “Out of love for them, God counts them regularly,” explains the great […]

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One Minute Torah – B’chukotai 5779

This week’s One Minute Torah is from the archives. Our family lived in Jerusalem in 2010-11. I had the blissful experience of studying at the […]

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