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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

Lara Knuettel

For JCC’s Lara Knuettel, ‘failure was not an option’

Knuettel gave birth to another boy, one she wasn’t expecting. It was exactly eight days into her new position of CEO of Denver’s Jewish Community Center that...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #15

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #15, “Mishnah” Mishnah has two connotations:...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #14

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #14, “Scripture” Rabbi Avraham Yaffen...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #13

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #13, “Deliberation” Deliberation — a...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #12

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #12, “Exchanges with students” Show me a...

Sunrise at the Western Wall

Blessed be the jet lag

Blessed be the flight delays and blessed be the jet lag. They made it happen — half the sweetness of my four days in Israel. The El Al flight taking off for Israel was...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #11

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #11, “Interaction with colleagues” It is...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #10

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #10, “Serving the Sages” The tenth way of...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Purity” The alert reader will notice...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Joy” Rabbi Isaac Orlansky (1898-c.1992)...