Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -
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Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Sweetness . . . far, far deeper

How many times have my fingers slipped over the glass embossed, elegantly raised cursive letters “Bonne Maman,” diminuitively looping across the smooth upper part of...

Robotic-like consent

I recoil from groupthink. I’ve always been independent-minded, while ultimately balancing it with subscribing to a healthy sense of cohesive community and being part...

Only the boys

Each year, when we reached the Torah portion of Yitro (“Jethro”) in the annual Torah reading cycle, it always stood out. Even as children we knew it contains the Ten...

Second generation

I was scanning some ads the other day, when something about tone of them made me pause. It sounded familiar, something about a special community of 100 survivors...

Dining out

One of the tangible ways in which a COVID change is perceptible here in New York are the streets themselves. New York always had a good dining scene. People would come...

The great equalizer

Along with the rest of the world, I am amazed and inspired to witness Israel’s distribution of the COVID vaccine. Its official. Little Israel, a country the size of NJ...

2020: Was it a waste?

As we stand and face the waning days of this historic year 2020, so many thoughts compete in my mind. Certainly there have been the humorous dimensions of coping with...

My arm is outstretched

Even though it’s been 10 months since we’ve been living in a COVID world, I find there are still so many moments that catch me off guard, and would be deemed,...

Dr. Li Wenliang

Was there a pandemic this past year? The likes of which had not been seen in over a century? Tragically, did many Americans die? Was there a vaccine created, the fastest...

Snow

Just as I was pressing the mesh filter of my French press this morning, compressing the steeping coffee granules from the hot water, I was thinking to myself . . . so...