View from Denver
I always wanted my own personal codex
Hillel GoldbergFeb 23, 2023
Move over “London, Tel Aviv and elsewhere.” Move over British Museum. Move over US Constitution. All of these eminent worthies — not to mention Sotheby’s and the...
I never cease to be shocked . . .
Hillel GoldbergFeb 16, 2023
Why do I never cease to be shocked? Probably for the same reason that no one else is, either. I open the Intermountain Jewish News from 1935 — three years before...
Among the angels
Hillel GoldbergFeb 09, 2023
I was at the synagogue of the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Meir Horowitz. Time for Ana BeKoa’ch and Lecha Dodi. I cannot count how many renditions of Lecha Dodi have deeply...
Hillel GoldbergFeb 02, 2023
A former enforcer of apartheid in South Africa, were he to alight upon Israel today, would not know what those who call Israel an apartheid state are talking about.
Letter from Jerusalem
Hillel GoldbergJan 26, 2023
All of Israel screams one word: Future! Reflections on visiting Jerusalem by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg.
A Rich Life
Hillel GoldbergJan 19, 2023
A book about Richard Male’s life, A Rich Life, is not an autobiography, nor was it written years ago. It was written under the sword hanging over Male’s head these...
I am not an American! Perish the thought!
Hillel GoldbergJan 12, 2023
“Fascism pretending to be manners.” “Bias hunters.” “Rank absurdity.” “Big Brother is watching you.” “Intellectual morons.”Such are the stingers...
Is democracy in Israel in danger?
Hillel GoldbergJan 05, 2023
Israel is not the United States. Israel has no Constitution, so the High Court in Israel cannot rule on the constitutionality of any law the Knesset passes.
Where does the gift of generosity begin?
Hillel GoldbergDec 29, 2022
Let’s start with the cover of Ruchi Koval’s Soul Construction: Shape Your Character Using 8 Steps from the Timeless Jewish Practice of Mussar. Whew! What a heavy...
Pliable as a reed, piercing as lightning
Hillel GoldbergDec 22, 2022
There is only one person who could console me for the loss of my deep, deep friend and teacher, Rabbi Nathaniel Lauer. And that is Rabbi Lauer himself.