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Hillel Goldberg

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NPR defends itself

THE NPR ombudsman responded to my column of Nov. 13, “Why I will never give a penny to NPR,” with a blog posting entitled, “What the rabbi heard — or […]

The judge turned down the kiss

Isn’t is nice when you figure out the meaning behind an annoyance? Often, you never do, but in Sam Fisherowitz’ case, the purpose behind his, yes, very annoying...

A spiritual treat: Shabbos with Rabbi Wachsman

HAS a piece of music ever brought you to laughter? Not me. This doesn’t happen, at least in my experience. Yet, music can bring a person to tears. So can […]


ON this one, color me unobjective. I love this book, Staff, but maybe that’s because I love the author. And the idea. By the idea, I don’t mean the idea […]

How to talk to a neo-Nazi

A chance meeting with a neo-Nazi. An opportunity to impact a person's soul.

Why I will never give a penny to NPR

IF you think I am upset with National Public Radio because of the way it covers Israel, you are wrong. Because the way it covers Israel, it covers the rest […]

From generation to generation

WHAT does a great-grandparent know of his great-grandchild born the day after he dies? What does a child, told that his looks or mannerisms resemble the grandparent he...

Night workers

In Jerusalem, their eyes, their bodies, their lives tell you nothing. Some are bound up with the military or political establishment, while others are disengaged from...

Faster or slower?

HE is forgotten. And why not? He died in the 1700s. He left no wife or children. He left no property. Wrote no book. Painted no painting.

Werner and Lucie waited seven years

DR. Werner Prenzlau was a respected physician and mohel in Denver. Quite formal. Quite charming. Quite distinguished. He died in 2001. His wife Lucie, nee Spitzer, is a...