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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Ultimately, no escape

These days of awe are such an interweaving of both pragmatic and spiritual preparation. As I weave and braid another challah, as I drench a rosette challah wreath with...

9/11 merges into Rosh Hashanah

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION D PAGE 19 This probably won’t be true for the next generation, and perhaps it’s only the case for New Yorkers or many of us who...

Houston: We are America

Just when the atmosphere here in America was reaching fever pitch tensions, just when our worries about the terrible divisiveness that had taken hold, Mother Nature...

‘Human, rise above, rise…’

Even before the first blast of the shofar ushers in the month of Elul, in Israel it is the midnight sounds of the melodious selichot, the penitential prayers at the...

The translucent strings of this world

I get it. Now I understand how an eclipse chaser is born. Because I might now be one of them. It was a mere two minutes and twenty-two seconds of withdrawn sunlight,...

Horrifying

For a few years now, I’ve been bothered by the “Alt-left,” and the hypocritical silence of the leftist liberal community toward it. I fail to understand how people...

He who hesitates can carry blood guilt

Today, Elor Azaria is going to jail. He is the Israeli soldier who faced a terror attack, then shot a Palestinian dead who was already neutralized, and was convicted....

Who is comforting whom?

From last Shabbat to this, we travel from moments of al eleh ani bochiya, “for these I weep,” to nachamu nachamu ami, “Take comfort, take comfort, My people.”...

Requirement to pray: tolerance of bloodshed

And so the legend in Jewish tradition goes: There were two brothers who together worked the earth on a piece of land they had inherited from their father. The brothers...

The modern day foxes

In these days leading up to Tisha b’Av (Aug. 1), the Temple Mount issue is really coming to a head. Under the cover of “holiness” and of “worship” at a place...