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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

The loathsome symbol

It’s not often that you see a photograph that epitomizes the adage “a photo is worth a thousand words.” Every once in a while, though, just such a photo comes...

Israel resolved its refugee problem

Danny Danon, Israeli’s ambassador to the UN, wants to introduce a new resolution to the General Assembly on behalf of 850,000 forgotten Jews who were forced to flee...

A small donation, a large meditation

Browsing Facebook this week I came across a gofundme fundraiser, posted by someone I know, an observant Jewish man. It was for someone he personally knows, a single...

Should we condemn bin Laden’s assassination?

The sirens in southern Israel are wailing again. Families are running for their lives in their narrow multi-second window of time to bomb shelters yet again. In reaction...

Ta ta ta ta ta ta ta

One of the fun features of the New York subway system is that you still buy train tickets from a vending machine that returns coins. Not just any coins, but also golden...

A time to love and a time to hate

With this week’s news of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death, the reaction to this evil person’s destruction — he was the head of ISIS — has been fascinatingly mixed...

At the beginning again

While varying Judaic texts can be found that emphasize sequence and the order of the Hebrew alphabet — for example the “Ashrei” psalm or the third chapter of the...

In good families

The crazy thing is, I have a friend on Facebook whose friend is a murderer. When you go to my  Facebook friend’s page, the top message is to the other friend:...

Airport prayers

It’s the night before Yom Kippur and I’m at the airport traveling back from Denver to New York. As I am walking through the airport, the escalators to security,...

The power of one breath

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 19 “May you be inscribed in the book of life” is the blessing we wish one another as we stand at the cusp of each new year....