Tehilla Goldberg
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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
I missed being born in Jerusalem by one year. We moved there when I was a year old. My birthplace is Boston. But I always felt I was “of Jerusalem” or, as one would be known in Israel, a … more
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