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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Please, do me one better than ‘have a good winter’

Say that your net worth is $412,000 and a prophet comes along and promises you that in three years your net worth will double, to $824,000. You will rejoice. Sure...

Sukkot: throwing away the winning lottery ticket

Parable #1: Is this guy nuts? He buys a lottery ticket. In fact, he has been buying lottery tickets for decades. Of course, he has never won. But this time, he compares...

Forgiveness and its tricks

Forgiveness is a prerequisite to Yom Kippur. The holiday atones for our sins against G-d, not against people. The sins against people, we need to fix. We need to seek...

Sounds of the shofar

The sound of the shofar is like white light, which, when passed through a prism, is refracted into infinite shades of color. We, the Jews hearing the shofar, are like...

Teshuvah that lasts

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION A PAGE 4 Needed: A New Paradigm I have yet to meet my first person who says that by the time Chanukah or Passover rolls around, all...

Living on the edge

If you have been to the summit of Mount Evans, words are not needed. If you have not been, words won’t help. Ever since I was a child, Mt. Evans has exercised an...

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau views an exhibit during the inauguration of Yad Vashem's new Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem on March 14, 2005. (BP Images)

Historic evening in Denver; Rabbi Lau speaks

Brief introduction, as none is needed. Lights dimmed. For the first time, the former chief rabbi of Israel speaks in Denver. BMH-BJ. Aug. 13. Silence. Aharon. From the...

Nothing

Was he crazy or just frustrated for being the lowest one on the academic totem pole? He was my son’s freshman writing instructor and assigned a topic for a weekly...

People don’t exist anymore

Have you noticed? “People” don’t exist anymore. I do not recall a single instance in which President Obama referred to “people.” He always preferred...

Whoever dies with the most fonts wins

“Whoever dies with the most fonts wins.” This adorned a poster by a former IJN graphics designer. I was  reminded of this when I heard a recent pitch on the radio...