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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Kaddish on Riverside Drive

When this is all over, none of us will be the same. Nothing will ever be the same after corona. We are living through so many firsts and so many lasts. This truly will...

Community, despite social distancing

“Eicha yashvah badad, Alas, she [Jerusalem] sits in solitude.” Thus opens the Scroll of Lamentations. It’s what I said to a friend of mine living in Jerusalem...

What about the permanently quarantined?

Bidud. Bedidut. Hitbodedut. These three Hebrew words overlap as they are all rooted in the same three Hebrew letters bet, daled, daled; equivalent in English to B.D.D....

Quarantine

Quarantine. It’s a word we associate with the Middle Ages. According to Wikipedia: “The word quarantine comes from a seventeenth-century Venetian variant of the...

What are we eating?

As the urgency and tensions regarding the coronavirus increase, aside from being terrified myself, it’s gotten me thinking about a few aspects of it. More than...

Grade: 80 out of 100

I finally saw Sam Mendes’ epic WW I movie, “1917.” The storytelling was masterful and intimate. This harrowing movie had me sitting at the edge of my seat, my...

Separation anxiety, for calves, from ice cream

I never really formally sat down to watch the Oscar awards before. Years ago, one of my roommates hosted an Oscars viewing party and I saw parts of it as I came in and...

The beauty (and taste) of Tu b’Shevat

Having grown up in an Israeli and Jewish environment, I never had to contend with informing teachers or professors about upcoming absences due to the Jewish calendar of...

I’ll take no bloodshed

I haven’t completed reading President Trump’s new peace plan, “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision To Improve The Lives of The Palestinian and The Israeli People.”...

Arbeit Macht Frei

Arbeit Macht Frei — those infamous, arched words, fashioned out of steel — that wrought iron gate at the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest...