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Hillel Goldberg

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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,...

This is not a dream, this is not a mistake, this is not a lie

Never have I said that a book was excellent in every way — moving, meaningful, graceful, accessible, beautifully laid out, impossible to put down — and also said:...

Where heroes are still alluring

My Dad never retired, my Mom isn’t retired, and I don’t want to retire, so take this with a grain of salt: When I retire, I want to be a  […]

Madoff, Daschle ?

When you submit a book proposal to a publisher, you typically include a prospective table of contents. If you were to write a book about the economic collapse of 2008...

Exalted evening

I find it safe to say that no one is concentrating hard on Passover preparations just now. Why, it’s not even Purim yet. However, the current Torah portions focus on...

Her lavish love of the Jewish people

What would you do if, one fine morning, you found a baby at your doorstep? You’d call the police, or social services, or somebody. Would you take the baby into...

IJN editor in Israel: War, and no war, in Israel

JERUSALEM — The major report on the war in Israel is not the war in Israel. Despite the war, most of Israel proceeded as if there were no war. That’s […]

IJN editor in Israel: Aid diverted; Hamas leaders hiding

JERUSALEM — Here is news that does not seem to be getting out beyond the borders of Israel about Israel’s strike against Hamas terrorists in Gaza: Humanitarian aid....