The essence of life

Out of the mouths of Jewish babes. So I’m in Jerusalem and I’m sitting waiting for someone, when a little Orthodox kid comes and sits down next to me. We start chatting and in an…


NEVER TOO LATE…

By Yonit Hoffman  Shika Kuperman celebrated two milestones this past spring. Though he says he is 107, he blew out candles on a cake which proclaimed his “official” birthday of 105 years old. The two-year…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, July 15 Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Ben Z. Katz speaking on “The Guide to the Perplexed.” 7 p.m., 8825 E. Prairie Road, Skokie. Register (847) 674-3472. Wednesday, July 18 North Shore Center for The Performing…





Peace and friendship

Since talk of the Supreme Court is much in the air, just thought I’d mention that if President Obama’s nominee had been allowed to have a fair hearing, an up or down vote, as the…


CHICAGO JEWS HEAD FOR MACCABI YOUTH GAMES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Ever since Gideon Lichterman could walk, you could count on him having a soccer ball at his feet.  At five, he played in a house recreational league and…


A matter of the heart

By Harold Witkov, Special to Chicago Jewish News As a sixty six year old retiree, I play chess recreationally a few times a week. For the most part, I play in chess clubs that are open…