Be kind

Kinder, gentler. Those two words were among the most famous uttered by President George H.W  Bush, a man known for many things, but being articulate or eloquent not being among them. And yet the power…





FROM PROSECUTOR TO PUNDIT: Chicago Jew Jill Wine-Banks played a key role in prosecuting Richard Nixon during Watergate. Now her expertise has her appearing frequently on cable TV to discuss Mueller’s investigation into Trump.

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News Evanston’s Jill Wine-Banks doesn’t figure President Donald Trump is watching any of her near-daily analysis of his mounting potential legal troubles on MSNBC. “He said he watches Fox…


My time with George H.W. Bush

Thanks to my long and illustrious journalism career, I have had up close and personal encounters with every president since Jimmy Carter. But none more up close and personal than with George Herbert Walker Bush….


In memory of Chicago’s HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin

By Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Special to Chicago Jewish News Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin, who died recently, was, for more than 50 years, Rosh HaYeshiva of Chicago’s Telshe Yeshiva, whereas I spent my yeshiva days in Chicago…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, December 9 “Rock of Ages” – a rock and folk music review featuring four bands – will take the stage to celebrate Chanukah, 3:30 pm, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong. 4500 Dempster, Skokie….


Special people: Fulfilling our mission in the world

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1−44:17) In this week’s Torah portion of Miketz, which is read during Chanukah ,Pharaoh dreams of cows and sheaves and demands for someone to interpret…