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Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

    A Great Miracle Happened Here

    When I lived in Jerusalem, after sitting by the Chanukah candles I lit in my own apartment, it was a special pleasure to wend my way through the narrow and beautiful...

    Dreamer . . . fighter

    Eliyahu (Eli) Kay was shot by fire in the Old City of Jerusalem, for being a Jew, as he was on his way to pray at the Wailing Wall.

    Modeh Ani

    There are so many versions of Thanksgiving. Each family crafts its own traditions and rituals. For some, the rituals are etched in stone and altering them would be...

    Gorgeous silent music awaits

    For some time now, one of my dreams has been to go see the Northern Lights. One day I’ll get there. I cannot wait to see the wonders of the world, the Northern Lights...

    Torah desecration is a warning shot

    I’ve always felt especially connected to the safrut, the uniquely beautiful calligraphy of Torah scrolls.

    It’s simmering season

    As we are all gearing up for the fall clock change that will bring shorter days and longer nights, we prepare for accompanying changes that comes with it. Cooler...

    Does ‘normal’ mean anti-Israel?

    It’s interesting, we are living in an age when normal is not normal. Even prior to COVID, the woke community had ingrained the concept that the word “normal” is...

    Golds, emeralds, crimsons

    Every few years I get lucky. The way my travel chips fall, I get two fall foliage seasons in, one in Colorado and then a second one by the time […]

    Too much power

    The other day Facebook went down. It was inaccessible. It turned out to be an interesting social experiment. Seeing people’s different reactions was illuminating. It...


    By the time you read this, the holiday of Simchat Torah will have passed. So I suppose this will be more of a reflection for future Simchat Torahs. But today, […]