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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

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...

Who gets to define a hate group?

How do we prevent “hate” from becoming a badge of honor? By defeating all haters and hate groups, I would hope. Unfortunately, the matter is not so simple. The fight...

Silences speak loudly, words echo softly

So I have been told: Rabbi Gershon Liebman (1905-1997) went through Nazi slave labor camps and the concentration camps not only with his body intact, but with his...

Shavuot in a time of rising anti-Semitism

What does the upcoming holiday of Shavuot teach at a time when American Jews are under attack from the right and the left? From the right we have the white supremacists...

Clerk and Recorder

It’s not music, as in the recorder. It’s not the coveted goal of law school graduates, as in the clerk to a Supreme Court justice. But if you’re a Denverite and...