Jews united

How very, very sad. Recently, a terrorist attack on a bus stop near the West Bank settlement of Ofra resulted in the shooting of a young couple. The woman was 30 months pregnant and was…


Israeli actor is Tevye in Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Yehezkel Lazarov, one of Israel’s leading film and TV stars, remembers as a child walking with his grandfather on Shabbat morning to a synagogue an hour away…


Sounds of healing: When to talk to G-d and when to listen

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28–50:26) Several weeks ago, I was visiting my friend Danny who was recuperating from hip surgery at the Whitehall. While we were talking, a Hasidic…




Be kind

Kinder, gentler. Those two words were among the most famous uttered by President George H.W  Bush, a man known for many things, but being articulate or eloquent not being among them. And yet the power…