FROM PROSECUTOR TO PUNDIT: Chicago Jew Jill Wine-Banks played a key role in prosecuting Richard Nixon during Watergate. Now her expertise has her appearing frequently on cable TV to discuss Mueller’s investigation into Trump.

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News Evanston’s Jill Wine-Banks doesn’t figure President Donald Trump is watching any of her near-daily analysis of his mounting potential legal troubles on MSNBC. “He said he watches Fox…

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My time with George H.W. Bush

Thanks to my long and illustrious journalism career, I have had up close and personal encounters with every president since Jimmy Carter. But none more up close and personal than with George Herbert Walker Bush….


In memory of Chicago’s HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin

By Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Special to Chicago Jewish News Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin, who died recently, was, for more than 50 years, Rosh HaYeshiva of Chicago’s Telshe Yeshiva, whereas I spent my yeshiva days in Chicago…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, December 9 “Rock of Ages” – a rock and folk music review featuring four bands – will take the stage to celebrate Chanukah, 3:30 pm, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Cong. 4500 Dempster, Skokie….


Special people: Fulfilling our mission in the world

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1−44:17) In this week’s Torah portion of Miketz, which is read during Chanukah ,Pharaoh dreams of cows and sheaves and demands for someone to interpret…



HAPPY CHANUKAH: Let there be lights

By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, Los Angeles Jewish Journal On our many trips to Israel, our family had never spent much time in Tel Aviv because most of our friends and relatives live in the Jerusalem area….


Embrace the gray

Some people think that blue is the ‘Jewish color,’ but I think that gray is. Gray as in not black and white. Judaism is all about things not being black and white, about wrestling with…


RIDING A BIKE THROUGH ISRAEL…

By Steven Franklin, Special to Chicago Jewish News Recently it was my privilege to participate in the 2018 Israel Bike Ride organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), an organization dedicated to improving the…


A PLAYGROUND WITH A JEWISH FEELING…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Children like learning from play and the Chicago Jewish Day School has plenty to offer with its state-of-the-art “playscape” that opened recently at its campus in Irving Park….