Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Rosh HaShana Day 2

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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Nasso – Facing the Past and Making Change

The events of this past week are shaking us awake and demanding teshuvah.

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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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