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

Devarim/Shabbat Chazon – Complete Picture

Our prophets demand equal justice for the most vulnerable

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Mattot Masei – Tolerating Dissent

Mattot Masei – Tolerating Dissent The level of discord has become so heated in our community and our country, it threatens our ability to allow […]

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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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Manny Wildmann – Ya’akov ben Chayim – Cemetery Eulogy

When Manny and Sylvia got married, Manny said to the Rabbi, “Make it short.” Those are good words to live by – but it is […]

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