A truly great rabbi

I am not a big fan of rabbis. As we all know, the lowest form of human life are lawyers. People so full of themselves, and so full of other stuff, that they believe it…


CHICAGO EXPERTS SPLIT ON TRUMP JERUSALEM MOVE…

By Ellen Braunstein When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, he risked a huge backlash from around the world.  Two experts at Northwestern University,…


Events Coming Up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 16 Makom Shalom, a Jewish Renewal Congregation, holds Chanukah celebration including pot luck dinner, concert and Chanukah teachings. 5 p.m., Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, Chicago. $20 adults, $10 children. makomshalom.com….





Perverts and idiots

Thank G-d for Matt Lauer. It was nice to have Lauer join the parade of prominent men who are sex abusers, harassers, and predators, also known as creeps. Gave us a little break from all…


Three generations and the Jewish South Side

By David Caplan, Special to Chicago Jewish News Taking his time, my grandfather pulled the heavy, quiet ’57 Buick, 10 years old but perfectly maintained, into the gravel lot and with his usual flourish of the…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, December 9 Mitziut presents Rabbi Julia Vaughns, rabbinic emissary to the Lakota Nation, speaking on “Indigenousity: A Standing Rock Talk.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Beit Yichud, 6932 N. Glenwood, Chicago. $10-$20 sliding scale. mitziut@yahoo.com. Jam Productions…