One Minute Torah: Toledot 5780

The story of Jacob and Esau should challenge us everyday.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Yom Kippur – Enduring Through Our Memories

Enduring Through Our Memories A sermon delivered by Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon for Congregation Beth Jacob at the Yizkor service of Yom Kippur, 5780 My mother’s […]

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

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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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Sukkot – Human Denial

Denial is a part of the human psyche.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

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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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

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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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

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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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

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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