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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

The tuition crisis is about a lot more than dollars

WHY is the day school movement not growing? Perhaps a particular school — or city — is an exception to the  trend, but the so-called tuition crisis is taking its...

A hole in the commentary on Judge Sotomayor

I won’t comment on whether Judge Sotomayor is discriminatory for having said that a class of people, white males, are inferior in judgment to a class of people, Latina...

The real items

How do you write about someone who had no connection to even the slightest gesture of fanfare? How do you capture humility? Survival? Love of G-d? The real item is,...

Shimmering paradoxes

“WHEN a child is born and comes into the world, all are rapturous with joy — and the child itself is crying and wailing. When someone dies and his life-spirit leaves...

Hunted like an animal, living like a human being

Color me skeptical. And color me wrong. First, I receive a Holocaust memoir — another one. They come almost once a week, it seems. Second, a Holocaust memoir published...

A civil right is not necessarily a human right

Acivil right and a human right are generally taken to be synonymous, but upon reflection not every civil right is a human right. In fact, some civil rights contradict...

Life and death

You decide. Shana, a school teacher in Florida, needs a bone marrow transplant. Otherwise, she will die. Reuven lives in Seattle. He signed up with a bone marrow...

Unanticipated responses to Orthodox-Reform fissures

My entire adult life I’ve been hearing about the coming demise of the American Jewish community. The first such prediction, some 40 years ago, went like this: The...

A generation ends with Aunt Flo’s passing

I always called her Aunt Flo, though it was said that everyone called her Flossie. Either way, Florence Goodman, nee Goldberg, was the last of the Goldbergs of her...

Who favors a Palestinian state? No one, really

On the face of it, Obama is liberal, Netanyahu is conservative, and the explosion is only waiting to happen. Variation: The European Union wants a Palestinian state,...

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