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Tehilla R. Goldberg
Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

The Nine Days: eat healthier while mourning

August 1-10 is known in the Jewish calendar as The Nine Days. These are the final days of a unit of time known as The Three Weeks, which culminates in the saddest day of...

Preventing a fatal distraction

It’s summer, and it’s scorching hot outside. This is my third time deciding to dedicate my column to this horrendously painful modern death called hyperthermia,...

An emergency!

I had to make an “emergency” run the other night. No, it was not for Band-aids, Neosporin or hydrogen peroxide. There were no wounds. It was for popsicles. With the...

The Ethiopian struggle in Israel

Something has gone wrong in the integration of the Ethiopian Beta Israel community into Israeli society. The word racism is bandied about. I am always surprised by that....

Happy birthday America

It was 1984. I was just a little girl visiting my grandmother in Denver, from Israel. We went to one of my great aunt’s for a July 4th barbecue. Of course, I had never...

Yes, AOC, you invoked ‘extermination’

Here’s a good rule of thumb for Congress: Unless it’s an actual genocide, don’t ever compare anything to the Holocaust. Ever. The fate of the victims of the...

For the love of wine

Wine drinking, one of life’s great simple pleasures. With each sip taken from a stemmed glass, the libation holds a layered history and mystery that led to the taste...

Blank stare. Nada. Zip.

At this point, I know to expect it. For years now, each erev Shavuot, on the eve of the holiday, I receive two joke phone calls from two good friends. We laugh as they...

Nature’s beautiful show

By the time you are reading this, the sun will be shining once again and spring will be back in the air, with the record snowfall of this past week but a distant memory....

Tlaib at best, incoherent; at worst, malevolent

When I was updating a pro-Israel academic about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks, she just burst out laughing. She wasn’t even upset. Tlaib’s statement...