Dan Has Questions About Our First Ancestors – Parshat Lech Lecha

Dan Has Questions About Our First Ancestors:  Parshat Lech Lecha At the end of last week’s Parshah, we were told of the many generations descended […]

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Dan Has A Flood Of Questions: Parshat Noach

The story of Noah is, as with the story of creation we studied last week, not a scientific story, but an important story nonetheless.

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Hebrew Word of the Month – Teshuvah

Our Hebrew word of the month is: תְּשוּבָה Teshuvah Teshuvah literally means “return”, but is usually translated “repentance”. Every human being is created in the […]

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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 – 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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