August 2017


Anti-menschism

By Joseph Aaron You know, there are two ways you can disagree with someone. There’s the way of the mensch and the way of the anti-mensch. Of my many gripes with Trump, the one I…




Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 12 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts presents comedian Robert Klein in an “Intimate Night of Stand-up.” 8 p.m., 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32-$48. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. Sunday, August 13 Congregation…


Video: Take a break! Kosher butcher

Take a Break: Kosher Butcher by The Late Late Show with James Corden James takes over the shift of a Western Kosher employee and fills various roles around the store including butchering meat and driving the…



Role model

Harry Truman was a racist and an anti-Semite. Now a good part of that came from the times and place in which he lived. It was pretty common place for people in Independence, Missouri in…


Keeping our word: Connecting to Judaism, body and soul

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)  In the words of the great Rav Kook, the human soul is part-intellect and part-emotion. The mind and the heart, they work together….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 5 Mazurdance School presents “Big Show of Jewish Dances.” Noon, Theatre of Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. For tickets and information call (847) 506-9390 or (847) 431-1425. Young Israel of West…