Devorah Goldman

Tikvah Visiting Fellow

Devorah Goldman is EPPC’s Tikvah Visiting Fellow. Her work focuses primarily on religion, medical culture, and public bioethics.

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Devorah Goldman is EPPC’s Tikvah Visiting Fellow. Her work focuses primarily on religion, medical culture, and public bioethics.

Ms. Goldman’s writing has appeared in National AffairsThe New Atlantis, The Weekly StandardRegulationThe American InterestBloomberg BNAThe Public DiscourseJewish Action, and other publications. She is a contributing editor for American Purpose and a board member for In Shifra’s Arms, a Jewish non-profit that supports women through challenging pregnancies.

Ms. Goldman has also helped spearhead several initiatives at the Tikvah Fund. These include the creation of a curriculum on the role of the Hebrew Bible in American history, which is currently being used as part of a two-year course offered by 20 Jewish day schools. Ms. Goldman has also developed a summer legal fellowship in partnership with the Blackstone Legal Fellowship and the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, which will be launched in May 2021.

She previously worked as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate and an editor at National Affairs.

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Heavy on Thought, Light on Faith

Devorah Goldman

A former rabbi of England has written a book on restoring the common good in divided times. Curiously, he appeals little to religious conviction.

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American Purpose / January 4, 2021

Disarming Frontline Doctors

Devorah Goldman

In its quest to meet the “gold standard,” academic medicine has put Covid patients at risk.

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Gene Editing and Planned Personhood

Devorah Goldman

The future of germline editing includes practical risks, but the question of whether it will happen should hinge not only on whether it can be safely done. Physicians must carefully consider their role in relation to their patients, which is different from that of a scientist working with specimens in a lab.

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Public Discourse / November 12, 2020

The Yeshiva Case: A Legal Path Forward

Devorah Goldman

Jewish organizations and individuals have a necessary and powerful role to play in America’s ongoing discussions regarding religious liberty. Situations such as the conflict over New York’s yeshivas demonstrate how grave the stakes can be.

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Review of Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of…

Devorah Goldman

Sarah Schenirer’s unflinching defense of basic Jewish principles, combined with the lively, youthful and joyous approach she brought to teaching, continue to guide the institution she founded.

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Jewish Action / September 1, 2020

The Story of Ruth

Devorah Goldman

A beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum explores what this ancient figure can teach us about loyalty and redemption.

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The American Interest / May 24, 2020

When to Leave?

Devorah Goldman

For Jews, this is the perennial question. A new book explores how Jewish communities around the world are navigating it.

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The American Interest / April 4, 2020

Two Orthodox Jewish Approaches to the Coronavirus

Devorah Goldman

The principle of living by religious laws but not dying by them is integral to Jewish practice.

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The Washington Times / March 28, 2020

Recovering Friendship

Devorah Goldman

A friend is more than a form of entertainment. The utilitarian way app designers would have us pick friends off a menu reflects quite the opposite approach. Friendships are viewed as more comfortable and more disposable than Allan Bloom, C.S. Lewis, and the Talmud suggest they ought to be.

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Public Discourse / March 19, 2020