Hillel GoldbergJan 13, 2022
Can the dead hear what the living say about them? This question is addressed in a Talmudic passage. Initially, I paraphrase it without any comment whatsoever.
Hillel GoldbergJan 06, 2022
In a report on the Golan Heights in its current issue, the Economist writes that Israel “seized” most of the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six Day War in 1967....
Hillel GoldbergDec 30, 2021
“Often a person prays for something that is not ultimately in his best interest. We therefore ask that He accept only those requests that are for our ultimate good...
Hillel GoldbergDec 23, 2021
The other day NPR featured a report on the world’s oldest tree. I forget precisely where it’s located, but it’s somewhere deep in the southern hemisphere.
Hillel GoldbergDec 16, 2021
When tape recorders first came out, they were huge and unwieldy. They were about 12” wide by 12” long x 10” high, and they weighed 15 or 20 pounds. The […]
Hillel GoldbergDec 09, 2021
The Biden administration’s approach to a potentially nuclear Iran is badly mistaken. Evil is not acknowledged.
Hillel GoldbergDec 02, 2021
No doubt, the conflict between the Maccabees and the Syria Greeks of the Chanukah story had a political dimension.
Hillel GoldbergNov 25, 2021
People say, appreciate small things in life. “Stop and smell the roses. “Take in the sunset.” That sort of thing. But these are not the truly small things.
Hillel GoldbergOct 14, 2021
I do not expect to gather workable medical remedies from the Talmud, which offers many. Still less do I expect to find modern clinical dilemmas addressed in the Talmud....
Hillel GoldbergOct 07, 2021
I find it exciting not to know what’s around the corner. The Talmud is full of surprises. I never know what to expect. For example, suddenly, amidst the most technical...
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