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Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

    Zelensky — Churchillian

    When I cupped my face in the palms of my hand over the burning Shabbat candles I had just lit, I went into Shabbat shaking, praying for the Ukrainian people and the life...

    “If you want peace, then prepare for war”

    I’m not on Russian or Ukrainian soil, but even all the way here in the US I feel the land boiling. Like a heating up prior to a lava explosion, there’s the prelude...

    22222

    The famous palindrome that I was raised on was the lesson embedded in the Hebrew word natan, spelled in three letters: n.t.n. It means “gave,” and constitutes the...

    Whoopi embarrasses herself

    I’m not that familiar with the show “The View,” but of course I know of the famous Whoopi Goldberg. It always was kind of fun and entertaining to have my very...

    Gesture of kindness

    There was a knock on the synagogue window and Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker answered the knock by this stranger. The rabbi, concerned this stranger needed shelter, opened...

    The carpenter’s chair

    As a little girl, something in this song pulled at my heartstrings. The song was called “Al Kapav,” “He Shall Bring Forth With His Own Palms,” and was written by...

    Second ‘firsts’

    The firsts of our lives impact us with emotional power unlike any other experience that follows, even if it is an experience in the same vein as the first one.

    Complex legacy

    Desmond Tutu’s death is neither about me nor about the Jewish People. And yet, his life and words impacted me as a Jewish woman. He called my people, the Jewish...

    Tea time with ‘Tea-hilla’

    The other Shabbat, as the host uncorked a bottle of wine, the guest who had brought it began remarking upon its quality after she began sipping the wine. “It’s bold...

    Devastation in Kentucky

    The images from the tornadoes that hit Kentucky, are devastating.