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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

Jerusalem of Gold

JERUSALEM — Hello from Jerusalem! I am thrilled to write to you once again a “View From Jerusalem,” the original byline of my column (a continuation of my...

How we come back

At some point when I was in either high school, or possibly college, my mother clipped a newspaper column she gave me to read. At that point I was more Israeli than...

Give me your tired, your poor…

There was a song I used to sing a lot when I was little. Its melody was very beautiful, truly stirring, “shalach teshalach et ha-em, ha-banim tikach lach, lema’an...

Lose-lose

“Netiv Ha’avot,” the Path of The Forefathers. Until this past week, it was a neighborhood of about 15 homes and families in Gush Etzion, Israel. Two days ago the...

Kites, repurposed for destruction

Aren’t kites a childhood pastime you play and enjoy on a perfect summer day? Aren’t kites for watching patterned colorful fabrics of parallelograms or quadrilaterals...

The beginning of summer

The essence of this past Memorial Day weekend was to remember and honor our brave military, without whom we Americans wouldn’t have the beautiful free and protected...

Gaza is hell on earth — why?

When I was a little girl, living a sheltered religious childhood where profanity was unheard and unacceptable, whenever I would hear people speak of “Aza,” Gaza in...

The illusion of safety

We are living in historic times. Personally, I’ve never understood why it’s significant whether America has its embassy in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. We know Jerusalem...

More like a flashing sign

The older I get, the more I understand about how painful a place the biblical ir miklat, the city of refuge, or sanctuary city, was. According to the Book of Numbers,...

Natalie Portman, meet David Grossman

Sometimes a cluster of unrelated events transpiring in close succession seem to have an invisible dialogue all its own. This past week seems to have been just such a...