Rosh Chodesh Av – Talking About Domestic Violence

Over this past year, with families locked down in their homes and tensions high everywhere, calls to domestic violence hotlines surged.  Abuse was already shockingly […]

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Pinchas – Feminism Yesterday and Today

Most social progress is made as two steps forward and one step back.

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B’ha’alotcha – Responding to Antisemitism

Last week, in Skokie, IL, a window was broken in the building of the Persian Hebrew Congregation – one of the synagogues in the community […]

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Bamidbar – Making Sure We All Count

Once you know you count, then you have responsibility.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Tazria-Metzorah – Repairing Our Inner Boundaries

The work of repairing our internal order is really about aligning with the holiness inside of us.

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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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