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Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Who murdered Van Gogh?

We all know about Vincent Van Gogh. Brilliant artist. Crazy. Cut off his own ear. Killed himself. Never sold a single painting in his lifetime, though now his paintings...

The FBI and me

“Oh, Rabbi Goldberg, we will send you a copy of the book, but you won’t need to pay. Please, just write a review.” Me? A review of a book about the FBI? What do I...

‘Settled science’ and ‘things he shouldn’t say’

Do not look at the extreme partisan rhetoric to discern the worst poison in our political discourse. Look instead to the cool, restrained, seemingly objective,...

P.G. Waxman, of blessed memory

The word is so overused, but I have no other word: I loved P.G. Waxman. The sweetness. The sincerity. The vulnerability. The reaching out. Not afraid to show his...

VIP New Faces: Josh Hammer

is your age? 31 years old. How did you come to Colorado? I am originally from the New York suburbs, but have lived all over since then. I went to college in North...

Whose dogma?

“Even paranoids have enemies,” former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is supposed to have quipped. Does being religious in America today automatically earn one...

Excessive force

A man was shot dead in downtown Denver by a security officer hired by 9NEWS. As to whether the officer, who has been charged with second degree murder, acted in...

A companion for Genesis

If the medium is the message, then next to the stark, calligraphic beauty of the Torah scroll itself is the beauty of Genesis: A Parsha Companion (Maggid, 2019),...

It’s not me

It sounds absurd. It cannot be true. But it is. It is the truth: The author of the book did not write the book. Neither did the sculptor of the statue sculpt the statue....

Teaching the Holocaust — excruciating pitfalls

Colorado public and charter schools are now mandated to teach the Holocaust and genocide under the bill passed last June and signed in July. The intent is good. The...