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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Dreams never dreamed

Shall we begin with the negative side? Or the positive side? It doesn’t matter, it’s all the same side. If it were necessary to determine which group suffers most...

Praying alone on Rosh Hashanah?

To pray alone on Rosh Hashanah? Prayer is never alone. Prayer, to borrow from the Greek philosopher Plotinus, is the flight of the alone to the Alone. At a minimum,...

A fighter of the old school

“Ira Quiat was a fighter of the old school. The 75-year old attorney, with the sharp, expressive eyes, left behind a record of sheer guts. He never shied away from an...

The more things change…

“Good will toward men” was on the lips of the world Christmas morning, but Juden Raus (Jews Get Out!) was on the walls of a new synagogue in Cologne, Germany. In the...

Past becomes present

I dived into the past, or so I thought. I pulled out a scrapbook made after my grandmother, Anna Goldberg, died in 1965. On the first page is a beautiful tribute my Dad...

Can only a black person explain the black experience

Can only a black person explain the black experience? Can only a Jew explain the Jewish experience? Can only an Arab explain Arab culture? Alexandra Duncan certainly...

Take me back to the salamis

Our news brief last spring about the young Ms. Myla Clemetsen selling 3,636 boxes of Girl Scout cookies brought me back to the old salami days. The BMH synagogue, in its...

Should we topple Confederate statues (or Auschwitz)?

Confederate statues should be toppled, many say; and many have been toppled. The statues represent hate and glorify racism, the argument goes; and who wants to be...

Stark, simple, incandescent

A Lonely Creation G-d’s oneness is not a unity of pieces. It is unique, absolute; there is no human analogy to G-d’s oneness. Only G-d is absolutely one. And yet,...

Blurred terms bar solutions

Is it really so difficult to state two obvious truths? One, the relationship between many if not most African Americans and the police is fraught with distrust and deep...