J.J. Goldberg


Passover Concert Part 2: Exile, Redemption & Math

By J.J. Goldberg

Passover Concert Part 2: Exile, Redemption & Math
I was hoping to post Part 2 of the Passover concert before the first Seder and then log off for yomtov, but cleaning the oven took longer than I expected (don’t ask). So here it is. We’ve got some Psalms, some spirituals, some memories of Jerusalem and some visions of the Messianic Era.Read More


A Passover Concert: Songs of Liberation and Longing

By J.J. Goldberg

A Passover Concert: Songs of Liberation and Longing
To get us in the spirit of the Seder, here are a few songs of exodus, freedom, rebellion and an only kid. We’ve got selections by Bruce Springsteen, Chava Alberstein, Pete Seeger, Moishe Oysher, Bob Dylan, Shuli Nathan, Paul Robeson, Paul Simon, Lahakat HaNachal, the Maccabeats and many more, including two late and very much lamented friends, Debbie Friedman and Meir Ariel. Also Monty Python’s Flying Circus.Read More


The One Move That Might Save Mideast Peace Talks

By J.J. Goldberg

The One Move That Might Save Mideast Peace Talks
With the peace process all but dead, J.J. Goldberg explores the one move he thinks might breathe new life into the process — and maybe even get the Israelis on board.Read More


Obamacare Adds 9 Million Newly Insured: Study

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Palestinians Seen Easing Terms for Renewing Talks

By J.J. Goldberg

Palestinians Seen Easing Terms for Renewing Talks
The Palestinian daily Al Quds reported on its website Monday afternoon, quoting a “knowledgeable source,” that the Palestinian leadership had decided to return to the negotiating table for two more months, with the aim of laying out the borders between Israel and a potential Palestinian state, according to Walla! News reporter Amir Tibon.Read More






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