Tehilla Goldberg
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Even before the first blast of the shofar ushered in the month of Elul, in Israel it was the midnight sounds of the melodious selichot, the penitential prayers at the Western Wall, that welcomed the … more
For a few years now, I’ve been bothered by the “Alt-left” and the hypocritical silence of the liberal community toward it. I fail to understand how people rationalize its extremism, … more
Elor Azaria has gone to jail. He is the Israeli soldier who faced a terror attack, then shot dead a Palestinian who was already neutralized. Whether you think that he is a good soldier who … more
From one Shabbat to the next, we traveled from moments of al eleh ani bochiya (for these I weep) to nachamu nachamu ami (take comfort, take comfort, my people). Between these two points in Jewish … more
So goes the legend in Jewish tradition: There were two brothers who together worked the earth on a piece of land they had inherited from their father. The brothers loved one another dearly. When … more
In these days leading up to Tisha b’Av, the Temple Mount issue is coming to a head. Under the cover of “holiness” and of “worship” at a place so sacred, murder was … more
A hot topic in Israel these days is “Hadata” “hadata” “hadata.” It means “religionization.” It doesn’t refer to religious coercion, to … more
When headlines started pouring in about Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu rejecting the American Conservative and Reform communities by denying them a place to pray at the Kotel, I was upset. I … more
For many years I have made a concerted effort to be more punctual. I used to be terrible and I really worked on it. In my mind 10 or even 15 minutes was still within the realm of punctuality. … more
With all the reunification celebrations taking place, I figured that one more Jerusalem column can’t hurt. Here’s a little vignette to illustrate my Jerusalem Syndrome. Besides my … more
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