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Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Counting money

It was long ago. Not only the time before cellphones in Israel, but even before the time that most people had phones in their own homes. That’s the way it was when I...

Lips murmuring from the grave

I doubt whether there was a single Jew on the globe with the practical Jewish skills of Rabbi Yisrael Gornish, who left us last week. He was a mohel. A shochet. A shofar...

Israel’s Consul General in LA

a certain point in our interview, I asked Dr. Hillel Newman, 56, the Consul General of Los Angeles: “Do you sleep?” As he listed the scope of operations of the...

The Heavenly Jerusalem

Tradition speaks of the earthly Jerusalem and the Heavenly Jerusalem. For me, the earthly Jerusalem is already in Heaven. When we came to Jerusalem in 1972, where we...

Blessed is the ache

I could rue Israel’s endless political gridlock, or bemoan the missing screw in the Pesach pot that used to hold its knob in place, or wonder what will be, given mass...

I must be living in the wrong country

Either my perception is badly blunted, or I am living in the wrong country. My life is so odd, so unlike what I am told is pervasive out there. Here it is, in my office...

Lift-off!

PASSOVER EDITION 5781 SECTION A PAGE 4 My mentor and friend, Rabbi Yisroel P. Gornish says, “I love Pesach. Pesach is a different world.” Indeed. Something as...

Finley puts a local touch on senior living

We may characterize Susie (Reimer) Finley by 3 C’s: commanding presence, confidence and competence.
This is what I came away with from meeting with a person who...

The prism: messages prompted by a bifurcated gravestone

The son of Bela Rubinstein (1908-1967) always wondered why his father sustained a youthful appearance even into old age. Bela Rubinstein was rosy-cheeked and wrinkle...

Equity vs. equality

If all that “equity” connoted in current discourse were “equality,” this column would not be written. The emergence of “equity” as a political and ethical...