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,…





Megyn, Les, 2019 and us

So we’ve just begun a new secular year. What I like about that is that it gives me an excuse to think deep spiritual thoughts, try to make some larger point about looking back at…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Saturday, January 5 Warm up on a cold winter’s night with a musical Melava Malka featuring the Klezmer Love Machine  at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of WRP, 2706 W. Touhy in Chicago. Complimentary refreshments; pizza available…