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Tehilla Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

The next thing you knew . . .

Today, on first day of Nisan, it’s hard to feel the joy of an upcoming redemptive holiday. It feels like this war will never end. Despite the IDF having removed ground...

Israel is the canary in the world’s mine

Experts in urban warfare at West Point have appraised as excellent Israel’s valiant efforts and accomplishments at not harming civilians on the scale that could...

Scrubbing the streets

As Jews and Jewish businesses are attacked, we feel our matrix of American Jewish life suddenly crash into that other matrix, the one of pre-WW II European Jewry, which...

Two chambers in the heart

To witness the spirit and emotion of an entire, tight-knit community enveloping this nuclear family with palpable support and love . . . these and so many other sacred,...

Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah . . . and Haman

What if this whole Hamas nightmare is calculated and premeditated by Iran, placed as a mere appetizer, a preliminary, a dress rehearsal of sorts, to the main course, the...

Right here, right now

“Mishenichnas Adar Marbim b’Simcha, with the onset of Adar comes in, joy surges” — such is the usual motif for the Jewish month of Adar, in which the often...

Misplaced mercy

When the curiosity and quirk of the lunar calendar presents us with a leap year, thus giving us two months of Adar, we are also given two Purim holidays.

Barrier and insulation

While we read about Israel’s sophisticated, daringly brave operation that thankfully and successfully released a duo of hostages in Gaza straight from the claws of the...

The layers of winter, this winter

It’s been a real gray spell of gloom and dreariness here in New York. It’s not letting up. Each morning I wake up and I don’t even need to part the curtains to...

UNRWA has failed the Palestinians

UNRWA was launched over 75 years ago to deal with the plight of Middle East refugees, including Jews. They bowed out in 1952. But 75 years on, Palestinian Arabs are...