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Tehilla R. Goldberg

IJN columnist | View from Central Park

    Making aliyah with the Wasoskys

    Shana and Rabbi Nachum Wasosky grew up in Pittsburgh. For Shana, Colorado was always a second home because she came here with her parents, Dr. Mark and Ida May, and...


    History was made in our hometown last week. The first African American in history was nominated to run for president of the United States of America.Wow! What is amazing...

    Forty days

    The Days of Awe are coming. This Sunday at sunset, a special time in the Jewish calendar will begin, the 40 days leading up to our holiest day of all: […]

    Riverside Park

    There is something quite charming about this long and skinny park. Riverside Park, often overshadowed here in the neighborhood on the Upper West Side by her emerald,...

    Small world

    A couple of weeks back when I was visiting in Denver I found myself at the Cherry Creek Mall. To my surprise I noticed a young chasidic couple browsing through

    From an I to a we

    “If I Forget You Jerusalem — Then let it be that I forget My right hand” — Psalm 137 When Shabbos comes to a close this week, Tisha b’Av will […]


    Aba. Such a simple word. Made up of the first two letters of the alphabet. Aleph-Bet-Aleph. And yet . . . so much in the space of those two letters. […]

    Damned if you . . . damned if you don’t

    To read the Israeli news of the prisoner exchange is to read and cry. What a dark day. Truly, a day of mourning and grief. It seems like the official […]

    The art of living with uncertainty

    When we are young we live with certainty. We have that wonderful feeling of waking up in the morning and having a force of certaintly. We pretty much know what

    What exactly are you saying?

    A few years back, when I was looking to rent an apartment in Jerusalem, I learned how to decode the real estate agent’s definitions. “Savir,” decent, basically meant...