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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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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One Minute Torah – B’har 5779

At the end of this piece comes a tough request. To frame that request, I am revisiting a story I shared in a One Minute […]

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One Minute Torah – Achrei Mot 5779

Lori Gilbert Kaye lived her life with radical empathy, right down to her final act of jumping in front of a bullet to save another’s […]

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One Minute Torah – Metzora 5779

Two ICE offices approached Juan Francisco at the door to his home in Daly City. They were looking for someone who had previously lived at […]

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One Minute Torah – Tazria 5779

Two kids are sitting in my office, glaring at each other with righteous indignation. “She said…..” “He called me…..” “Hold it!”  I tell them.   […]

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