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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

I am a liberal

I used to be a liberal. I still am a liberal. Let me explain it this way. The old cars didn’t have bucket seats in the front seat. Actually, they called it “the...

Mike Pence’s ‘zone’ around his marriage

Vice President Mike Pence has said that he takes steps to build “a zone” around his marriage. In 2002 he said in an interview that he never eats alone with a woman...

Passover memories

My mother Miriam Goldberg, of blessed memory, loved being the host all year round. It was never a question of Mom hosting this time, so an aunt or friend would host next...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

‘Hate Spaces,’ a film about intolerance on campus

Charles Jacobs, a Harvard PhD, will not tell me how old he is. His wife forbids it. He does say he was present at Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech...

Letters from prison

We get a lot of unusual mail. Yes, hard copy mail. It still comes. Surely the most unusual mail is from prisoners. Intrinsically, prison compromises the right to...

Are we free?

I have been asked to give a seminar on Musar of the Novorodock variety with an emphasis on the practical. That is, not the history or the personalities of this Jewish...

When life ended early

Pre-Penicillin. Post-Penicillin. This might be a major periodization in history. Of course, it’s more than penicillin — it’s also modern treatments for scarlet...

Sanitizing Martin Luther

Is it possible to speak about Hitler without mentioning the Jews? Is it possible to speak about Jefferson Davis without mentioning slavery? Is it possible to speak about...

The world’s firsts

We reach the last portion of Genesis — a good time to notice its firsts. When something happens in Genesis for the first time, that means it happens for the first time...