November 2017


Anti-bris Jewish men

The whole point of giving a Jewish baby boy a bris is to literally imprint on his body, and his soul, the notion that he is a child of G-d and is to act accordingly…


Conflict resolution: Importance of understanding the other side

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) Antagonism is growing in our society politically and socially. In recent times one political party in our government adopted as policy and practice, automatically…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, November 19 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds “Unique Boutique.” 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts kick-off and reception for “One Book,…


Video: Thanksgiving and Jewish history and tradition

Thanksgiving and Jewish history and tradition What is Jewish about thanksgiving? How about turkey in hebrew is Hodu-as in give thanks. Award winning ONLINE CONVERSION TO JUDAISM PROGRAM-Gold Medal in Adult Jewish Education/Supervised by Beit…



Our Jewish way

Let’s talk about dead Palestinians, shall we. No, not because I’m pro-Palestinian, but because I’m pro-Israel, because I truly believe that peace is what is in the best interest of the Jewish state and also…


NSS BETH EL AT 70…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News In the Bible, 70 years is considered a lifetime. For the life of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, seventy years represents a five-generational community with deep roots…