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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

When I learned a lot from nothing

When you learn something from nothing, it sticks. If I recall that nothing that happened to me even 45 years later, there must be a reason. Permit me to share with you...

From the marriage license to the ball field

AP reports that three couples planning to get married in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage...

Coming in from a different place

Hasn’t everyone had a flat tire, missed a flight or boarded a plane intending to land in one city but ended up in another? We have all found ourselves in a different...

Masters of the courtroom

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 4 In 2018 in Denver, on the Shabbos between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Steven Weil delivered a lecture on repentance,...

Dignity

I was a fish out of water. I came to the Novorodock kollel in Jerusalem in 1972 because I wanted to study musar, Jewish ethics. Little did I envision the culture shock....

Rep. Jason Crow

Jason Crow, D, an attorney, was elected Congressman in Colorado’s District 6 last November, after a 10-year tenure by Mike Coffman, R. The IJN invited Cong. Crow for...

Is there a single ethical ideal?

What is the ethical ideal? Is it always altruism? Pirkei Avot states in the name of Antigonus: “Be not like servants who serve their master with the expectation of...

Provocative thoughts

Provocative thoughts I recently ran across: • A letter to the New Yorker from Devin Schindler: “It’s noble to agree with Dostoyevsky’s observation that ‘it is...

Jewish Family Service today

If we include its predecessors, Jewish Family Service of Colorado is the oldest Jewish community organization in Colorado. One would think that by now everyone knows...

The Biblical text, frozen and unfrozen

Clearly, the Hebrew Bible is a book of history. It is filled with biographies, narratives, wars and historical journeys — with the lives of Abraham and Sarah, the...