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Chaim Goldberg

Chaim Goldberg is a columnist with the IJN. He holds rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University and a graduate degree in psychology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently, he lives in Jerusalem where he works as an educational psychologist and teaches at gap-year programs.

Rescue: heroism, innovation, horrors

The story of United Hatzalah’s growth is told in 90 Seconds (Artscroll), Beer’s gripping memoir. The trailblazing tale of how a middle school dropout became CEO of...

Rabbi Tzvi Kushelevsky, left (JNS); his father and child's namesake, Eliyahu, right (IJN file photo)

Not since the time of Abraham our Father?

Not every day is there an opportunity to join a simcha the likes of which may not have happened since the days of our forefather Abraham.

Shai Graucher with the brother and father of Agam Berger, who was taken hostage on Oct. 7. Graucher organized a Bar Mitzvah celebration for Agam’s brother at the Kotel. (Courtesy)

Hearts feel hearts — Standing Together

Shai Graucher is an indefatigable chesed machine who, in the wake of Oct. 7, founded Standing Together, an organization that has provided support at a level surpassed...

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance Man?

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance man? One struggles to come up with a word that encapsulates Rabbi Dr. Professor Avraham Steinberg. A growing number of people today are...

Powerful emotions: Denverites volunteer in Israel

On the ground in Israel, Chaim Goldberg speaks with Denverites Rich Sokol, Rabbi Barry Gelman, Dr. Shevie Kassai, Dr. Mervyn Lifschitz about their experiences...

Releasing the emotional numbness of Oct. 7

Since Oct. 8, I have been emotionally numbed. Little did I imagine it would take a transatlantic trip to Colorado for the deep freeze of my emotions to thaw, at least...

Ten questions to ask about Israel and Hamas

Many people (myself included) have written some version of “10 facts to know about Israel/Hamas.”

Unity of mind, and action, sweeps across Israel

Israel is experiencing an unprecedented, overwhelming force of unity. What does it look like? 
 For starters, this is not a unity of words and platitudes. This time,...

Is Israel’s new and striking unity genuine?

Like most, I had never heard of Kibbutz Be’eri until this Sukkot. The only difference is I first heard of it on Oct. 3, a mere four days before the world heard about...

On the ground: The Simchat Torah War

Unlike some, I was not at all surprised by the first siren Simchat Torah morning. 
 It just so happened that my seven-minute walk to shul was accompanied by constant...