Tehilla Goldberg
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Famously, last week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha (ranslated “Go To Yourself”) speaks of journeys. Specifically, Abraham’s journey. He was called upon by G-d, and he … more
The UNESCO talk hasn’t died down, which is not such a surprise. As the Boston Globe put it: “One needn’t be a scholar or a historian to know that the cultural, religious and … more
Ah gutten vinter,” my father wished me as I departed after Simchat Torah, the last of the holidays. Back in the day, that was the traditional greeting with which one signed off the High Holiday … more
With Rosh Hashana at the doorstep, culinary markers accompany Elul’s piercing shofar blasts and the recitation of Selichot prayers. Aside from the endearing ritual of the classic simanim … more
Although his life is the sum of its very different parts, it is the recent ending as president, the shining ending, by which many remember him now … more
Every time the Olympics rolls around, I want to believe in it. I want to partake in it from afar and cheer this idea of humanity coming together in the spirit of sportsmanship. When it’s the … more
I inherited my love of the movie “Chariots of Fire” from my father. I can watch it a million times (for the running beach scene with that gorgeous stacatto music alone). But the theme, … more
This week we’ve begun The Three Weeks — or ben ha-metzarim (literally, “between the narrow places).” On most Shabbatot, the Torah narrative that is read in synagogue is … more
We experience different levels of surprise and shock. Regardless of how intellectually internalized something is, once it takes place, it is a different story. The radical Islamist ideology that … more
It always was and always will be unforgivable: The heartrending story of Yaldei Teiman, the Children of Yemen. At some point when I was young, I became aware of this dark chapter in Israel’s … more
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