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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Israel’s Achilles? heel

“We can forgive you for killing our boys. We cannot forgive you for forcing us to kill yours.”— Golda Meir Why are there seemingly endless, repeated, Israeli military...

Endowments are not forever

The unimaginable sums of tzedakah lost by Bernard Madoff, not to mention the trillions lost in the stock market, set me to thinking about “secure” investments. My...

Chanukah: ?Give me Judaism or give me death’

The main theme of Chanukah is assimilation, that is, the impiety and destructiveness of assimilation. Yet, I almost never meet a Jew who says he is assimilated. However...

The rumor is, Rabbi Brander breathes

I don’t know how Rabbi Kenneth Brander breathes. Judge for yourself. He told me the things he’s got going, and I thought he was giving me an annual event calendar....

Remember the pain

I received an email from a Jewish organization that operates in India (not Chabad). It said that after last week’s terrorist attack, it has become clear that terrorism...

Lessons from Rabbi Brafman’s bypass surgery

I must admit, I winced when I first heard the term, “health opportunity.” In fact, I didn’t get it. This person had cancer. What was the “opportunity?” I was...

America’s first majority president

Barack Obama, America’s first minority president? No, in the new America, Obama is the first majority president. What is the new America? Observe the foot traffic in...

The girl in the green sweater lived in Lvov’s sewers for 14 months

The girl in the green sweater lived in the sewers of Lvov, Poland, for 14 months. For 12 months, she lived with the thousands of rats, with the raw sewage, the mold and...

Blood

Who would justify his religious identity, however large or small, on the basis of blood? By blood, I don’t mean bloodline or heredity or peoplehood. I mean blood: the...

Why I am voting against 48 (the pro-life amendment)

I received the recent ADL bulletin, “urging” me to vote no on 46 and 48. I do not urge anyone to vote one way or the other on these amendments or on anything else in...