Depressing times

I am really getting frustrated. Things are so amazingly good for us in the world and we don’t see it or feel it and things are so amazingly bad for us in the Jewish world…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 16  “Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age” discussion series continues at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, 8825 N. East Prairie Rd., Skokie, with Dr. Sam Fleishacker on “Mendelssohn: Between Tradition and Enlightenment.” Fleischacker is Distinguished…


Heavenly blessings: Sacred ritual is a call to action

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21−7:89) Adonai spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and his sons.  Tell them thus: you shall bless the Israelites.  Say to them: May Adonai…




Jews at war

Well, it’s clear now that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is as dead as that thing on top of Trump’s head. Among the many loads of lying baloney we were sold by…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Tuesday, June 11 The “joy of klez” returns when the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Sextet returns as part of the YIVO Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook.This smaller ensemble will…