Sunday, September 24, 2023 -
Print Edition
Tehilla Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Aneinu! Answer us!

The Viduy, the confessional prayers, so central to the Yom Kippur prayer service, invites us to acknowledge and explore our limits — but then we rise up.

Ten measures of beauty, of fragility, of hope

It’s been a special prelude to Rosh Hashanah for me. A first since I had moved from Israel 16 years ago. There I was again, steeped in the approach to Rosh Hashanah in...

Off the shelf

Finally, my years long search is over. 
 It was a little random book I had never forgotten from my childhood that I was looking for.

The bridge was open

What started out as a lovely walk throughout the Moses Montefoire Windmill gardens on a perfect breezy and jasmine scented Jerusalem night, turned into an evening of...


Elul. This Jewish month inaugurates a journey of soul-searching, a 40-day journey that culminates in the most sacred day of the year, Yom Kippur.


D. Alex Jacobs would regale me with stories of sitting at my grandparent’s dinner table and my Grandpa Max sitting with his large, hard cover dictionary, playing word...

‘For we are brothers’

As these tense times in Israel unfold, many different echoes of history are on my mind.

Console, console, My people

Fear and worry were my reactions to the news of the current, more mitigated form of the Israeli judicial reform bill passing.

Perhaps we should all take a step back

Not only are we sadly living through historic times — since Israel’s modern day inception I don’t think she has seen or been cut by such sustained fragmentation as...

A path out of the straits

Currently, according to the Jewish calendar, we in the midst of the three-week stretch,”bein ha-metzarim, between the straits,” or, colloquially, “The Three...