Parents and children

The Holocaust analogies have been flying fast and furious. Thanks to the disgusting, inhumane policy of the Trump administration to fight illegal immigration by separating parents from children, putting many of those children in actual…


AUTHOR IN CHICAGO TO TALK ABOUT JEWS AND HOLLYWOOD…

By Michael Berns, Special to Chicago Jewish News ‘Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends’ is what co-author and son of Holocaust survivors David Fantle describes as “a history of 20th century entertainment.” A…


CHICAGO CONNECTION TO U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXHIBIT…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Northwestern University adjunct professor Daniel Greene recalled being a young intern at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, taking oral histories from survivors the first year the museum opened…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, June 23 Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat Yoga Session.” Bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon, 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Sunday, June 24 Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Michigan (CHAIM) holds “Gathering of the Tribe”…


Mourning ritual: Need to always be prepared

By Rabbi James Gordon, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chukat (Numbers 19:1−22:1) What do you get when you add three kippot s’rugot (crocheted), two velvet yarmulkes, two black hats and one purple Northwestern University baseball hat?…




Life and deaths

Sometimes, G-d sends us subtle messages, sometimes He hits us right on the head, right between the eyes. One can only hope we are starting to get the message after the jarring events of the…


YOUNG JEWS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News In just 12 days, Abby Tzinberg, 16, grew as a person and an advocate for social justice and social change. Syd Bakal, 18, learned ways to uproot the…