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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.,…





Lessons for the new year

#metoo and McCain. The Jewish year now just about over, began with the biggest story being that of one Harvey Weinstein, which gave birth to the #metoo movement. And the year ended with the biggest…


Play tells Jewish family story in aftermath of Holocaust

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago  Jewish News “A Shayna Maidel” is a powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the aftermath of the Holocaust.  TimeLine…