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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

48 ways to acquire Torah: Way #1

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” For the next 48 weeks, I shall address each of these ways. This...

Just when you thought things in Syria could not get any worse

Mass population transfer The way Middle East expert Mordechai Kedar paints it, the last thing Israel has to worry about in Syria is a major Iranian military presence...

Two Passover takes: the Bible’s and the historian’s

Do we really know what happened when the ancient Israelites left Egypt? We don’t, and it’s a good thing we don’t, for if we did, we likely would not be here to...

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...

Two minutes with President Trump

The so-called fake news media missed a really important step in the dismissal of Rex Tillerson and the hiring of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Actually, there was...

Passover — witchcraft — holes in walls — bygone era

On Passover, this most observed of all Jewish holidays, there is one practice that I’m prepared to go out on a limb and say, not one Jew in the world will put his mind...

A young black Christian voice for Israel

In the desert, you can only dream about the water before you come to the oasis. If Israel is the oasis, at a distance it is a mirage. That’s the problem with the image...

Joe Silver is Better than Gold

I know I am unlike no one in saying that Joe Silver is unlike anyone you have ever met. If you have not met Joe Silver, avail yourself of the opportunity, as the word...

Rob Friedman, left, and Michael Klein outside of the Kavod's new wellness center.

Kavod Senior Life zooms into the 21st century

He doesn’t like talking about himself. He likes talking about the institution he heads: Kavod Senior Life. He likes talking about how to enhance seniors’...

‘The Post’

I felt like somebody handed me one of those old toy trains, or a vintage 1957 Chevrolet, or a pair of bell bottoms from the 1970s. Forget the story line. I was...