May 2017


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The Donald in The Holy Land

They both have been married three times. They both cheated on wife number one with wife number two and on wife number two with wife number three. Both are under criminal investigation by the top…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, May 27 Young Israel of West Rogers Park presents a Musical Café with musical guest “The Voyage.” 10:15 p.m., 2706 W. Touhy, Chicago. Suggested donation, $10 adults, $5 students. www.yiwrp.com. Friday, June 2 Congregation…




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Jewish souls for Trump

Well, before I get to the meat of what I have to say, how about a couple quick, lighthearted and even positive notes to begin with. The first was a line that came at the…


Rabbi Doug Zelden

Who we are: Tzedakah is at the very heart of Judaism

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: B’har-B’chukotai – Leviticus 25:1-26:2/26:3-27:34.  We are in the midst of the Omer Period right now, in which we count 49 days from Passover to Shavuot in anticipation of…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, May 20 More than 25,000 people are expected in Skokie’s Oakton Park on May 20-21, to celebrate the 27th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures, where they will savor exotic tastes, listen to the traditional…