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Hillel Goldberg

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The ultimate ‘action at a distance’

Here is something that Einstein could not explain. Nor could the pioneering ophthalmologists conducting a clinical trial to alleviate “Leber hereditary optic...

Two parallel clinics. One fatal. One not.

Ignaz Semmelweis’ story is told by Siddhartha Mukherjee, who has unsettled my prejudice that beauty in writing is to be found only in the humanities, never in science.

Restoring tikkun olam to the rainbow

“To redress the grievances of those who are abandoned and alone, to protect the dignity of the poor, and to save the oppressed from the hands of his oppressor.”

What was the dispute between Jacob and Esau?

Did Jacob steal Esau’s birthright (Genesis 25:25-34)? If so why does the Bible hold up Jacob, not Esau, as the paradigm of truth?

The memories never fade

Memories of IJN publisher and Denver media personality Max Goldberg on the 50th yahrzeit of his death.

Reckless endangerment

Reckless endangerment. That’s President Biden’s policy on Iran.

Oh the Pity! Oh the Pain!

In all humility, my troubles do not compare to those of Marlene Engelhorn, 30, of Vienna. When the news broke about Engelhorn’s grief and distress, the terrible news...

Let My People Know

A review of Aryeh Lightstone's memoir of Middle East Peace, Let My People Know.

Why creation? Rashi on the Book of Genesis

A valuable lesson. The context was the late Rabbi Morris Besdin’s class on Rashi, the Biblical commentator. The application was universal. Rabbi Besdin used to say:...

Don’t ever call him a shikkur!

It happened on Simchas Torah at the Novorodock yeshiva in Brooklyn in 1972 — 50 years ago.