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Hillel Goldberg

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Insiders’ debate: Is Obama good or bad for Israel?

CHICAGO — A debate on Israel at the annual meeting of the American Jewish Press Association featured a very informed and influential face-off. On one side was Alan...

Goldberg’s guide to good packing (a summer spur)

I don’t know. It seems I’m always packing or unpacking, either my suitcase or one of my kid’s. We’ve got a big family and no one lives in Denver anymore […]

Wandering in Germany, settled in Netanya

Wandering around the small towns of Germany. Is this a job for a nice Jewish boy? I don’t know, but it’s definitely an honor for a grown Jewish man. If […]

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...

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...