Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

VaYechi – A Housing Crisis

The stories we tell about our past inform the actions we take to shape our future.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

VaYeshev – Feminism

Some day, every human being will be accepted for who they are, and empowered to become the most they can be.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

VaYerah – Welcoming All

It cannot be that our empathy ends with those who belong with us, in whatever categories we ourselves happen to belong.  It cannot be that the prerequisite for my empathy is that I share your perspective.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Kol Nidre – Loneliness

Let’s draw a prayer out of our loneliness.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Rosh HaShana Day 2 – Directing our Fear

If an army should besiege me, my heart would not fear

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Holding on to Trust

In the face of uncertainty, Judaism stresses bitachon. From the same root as betach, which means “of course,” bitachon can be translated as trust, confidence […]

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Devarim/Shabbat Chazon – Complete Picture

Our prophets demand equal justice for the most vulnerable

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Pinchas – Feeling God’s Love

We need faith now more than ever.

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Shlach – Making Space for Difficult Narratives

There has to be space for deeper listening, for complexity, for discomfort, and for differing perspectives.  

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Achrei-Mot/Kedoshim – Charity or Justice?

Where does charity end and justice begin?

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