June 2017


Grumpy old man

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems the world is getting crazier and crazier. Also meaner and meaner, thanks to all the great technology that is transforming the world and the way we live our…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 25 Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents “The Children’s Tree of Terezin” by author Dede Harris and tells story about how children in Terezin concentration camp overcame unimaginable obstacles to give life…




Too Jewish

I used to be very much against people changing their names to de-Jewy them. Didn’t like when Greenberg became Green or Perlitzky became Perle or Schwartz became Short. So sayeth the man with two first…


Fringe element: The ties that bind Jewish people to G-d

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shelach — Numbers 13:1-15:41  I find Shelach very inspiring. Among several significant lessons, the portion closes with G-d’s commandment to wear the tzitzit. And, as many of…



Chicago Jew is 102 and still going strong

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News The first question to Julius Golembo must be: Is there a difference between being 102 and 100? His response is quick, with the equanimity one must possess…