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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Not six words. Just two

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 19 It’s hard to come up with the words to sum up a year marked by a global pandemic, especially knowing it’s still raging...

Mental health, out of the shadows

While these days we might all be walking around masked, in a twist of irony and paradox, COVID has actually ripped the mask off of so many aspects of our lives. Among...

Pandemic — an opportunity for schools

Just as many school openings were delayed in Denver, in New York we just learned that the famous East Coast post-Labor Day back to school time has been delayed by a...

The med masks, memento masks

How did this COVID-19 pandemic get me thinking about Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs, and Rabbi Akiva’s declaration that all of the Jewish canon is holy, but Shir...

‘You raised me up’

The other night, I was approaching Broadway and 98th when I passively registered that a woman walking with her two dogs toward me on my left was thanking a tall black...

A welcome summer delight

In anticipation of the coronavirus lockdown ending, I had called around to some local farms, planning to go berry picking as soon as I was able. After being in a...

Compassion for the victims in Lebanon

Watching the smoke engulfed scenes from the Beirut Port are heartbreaking. So many theories about the chemistry of what may have triggered this ammonium nitrate...

Slower, friendlier, calmer, softer

Air travel has always been a part of my life. But due to COVID I have not traveled since the beginning of January — until last week. Just like so much else around us...

Goya

If only I had had a photograph, not only of my pantry at the time of when coronavirus commenced, but of the table I had set up in our living room filled with the...

Privilege

As I continue reading article after article, I am genuinely perplexed by the term that keeps reappearing: “privilege.” Specifically, “white privilege.” A certain...