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Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

It’s for the birds

I’ve never been a bird watcher. Birding is a “thing” here in New York City, especially in my neck of the woods, as many bird watchers flock to the part of Central...

Around the table

Seeing as so many of the articles in the news are about how can people approach or celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in our current COVID climate, I am thrown...

As if one dramatic loss were not enough

We made a pact before Friday night Shabbos dinner. No politics. Some guests were liberals, some conservatives, and with the tension of the election still suspended in...

A republic, if you can keep it

As I pen this column, the winner of the presidential election is still unknown, the candidates are neck-and-neck. Regardless of who wins, it seems this was a very tight...

The sky is the limit

Even though we still see summer leaves, now burnished burgundy and gold, stubbornly clinging, once the first snowfall touches down, once that long, incessantly rainy...

I want to imagine a world…

Every year we read the story of Noah, the flood, and the ark. But never in our generation have we read this Torah portion as we ourselves living through what can feel...

A descendant of slaves rises

News is released that Israeli actress Gal Gadot landed a starring role, playing Cleopatra, the famed queen of the Nile, and, predictably, the reaction is, a kerfuffle....

Where did all the unity go?

I’m worried. About Israel. It’s hard to watch the second wave of COVID-19 unfolding there and not feel anxious. This past week was October 6. It marked the...

Still uniquely Sukkot

Each year the rhythms of the holidays and the Jewish calendar define our days and are meant to nurture within us different lessons and meanings that we can integrate...

Ruth and Antonin

To experience the country’s sense of profound awe and loss over one of the nine highest legal jurists in the land through the very Jewish prism of Rosh Hashanah and of...