Jewish views of happiness

By Amy Klein Are you happy? No, seriously. Are. You. Happy? You can’t answer that question, can you? You know what the first two words mean, but you’re not exactly sure what that third word…

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No change at all

The thing that always amazes me about the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days right after Yom Kippur, is how everyone seems to be just like they were in the days…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 23 SelfHelp Home presents cellist, Martine Benmann and pianist, Dunata Berger. 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. For more information call (773) 271-0300 or visit selfhelphome.org. Temple Beth Israel holds Succot ceremony and tells story of…


Ask your father: Where to go for information about Judaism

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32.1-52) At the beginning of the Torah portion Ha’azinu, we read the often quoted words: “Ask your father and he will tell you; your elders (“or…




Read all about it

It is one of the first rules of journalism. Never write about journalism. After all, who cares? While journalists are obsessed with every aspect of journalism, we delude ourselves if we think readers care even…


Teaming up to combat hatred

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Victory Gardens Theater and Illinois Holocaust Museum have joined together to offer innovative programming to further their shared goals of combating hatred, prejudice and indifference. Performances will be…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 16 Congregation Beth Shalom holds Blood Drive with flu shots (for a fee.) 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds “Bake Sale and Cookie Walk.” 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,…