Bad Jews, good news

All hail Ally Raisman and Robert Luck. I don’t know if it’s that I’m getting older or Jews are getting worser, but it seems to me that never have so many Jews let us down…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Wednesday, February 6 Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong., 4500 Dempster, Skokie, offers a fun afternoon of lunch and an Israeli movie, starting at 11:30 am. “The Band’s Visit” is a comedy but also a…



Video: Rescuing the Wandering Jew – From Aish.com

Rescuing the Wandering Jew How Israel rescued Jews from countries such as Yemen, Ethiopia and even Saudi Arabia in a series of daring operations including Operation Magic Carpet, Operation Moses and Operation Solomon.



Jewish numbers

I’m sensing a letter I got recently was not from a fan. I wrote a column in which I praised John McCain and George H.W. Bush for their kindness, their civility, their menschlichkeit and expressed…


CHICAGO RABBI’S KEY ROLE IN NEW PRAYER BOOK…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Rabbinical Council of America has published a new modern siddur for the 21st century Orthodox community, its first in 35 years, filled with new, groundbreaking commentary and…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, January 13 “Women-to-Women” invites you their annual Women’s Luncheon. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. Guest Speaker is Luba Ahuva Perlov, a Chasidic artist, journalist, inspirational speaker,…