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Pure evil

When does stupidity become evil? Well, we now have the answer. You know, we’ve been hearing a whole lot recently about Syria having crossed a red line. But there are all kinds of red lines….


Body and soul: real meaning of freedom

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chol Hamoed Passover – Exodus 33:12-34:26 We are in the midst of one of the most auspicious times in the Jewish calendar, known as Z’man Cherutenu – The…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, April 15 Congregation Beth Judea holds “Passover Tot-Shabbat” for children 8 and younger with music from Bradley Egel, chocolate matzah and more. 11 a.m. Synagogue Youth House (near playground,) Rt. 83 and Hilltop Road, Long…




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Jewish prince and princess

I am about to step on a whole lot of landmines. I am about to criticize how one woman dresses, about to slam the current Prince Charming of American Jewry, about to make fun of…


True service: No act too humble, no person too great

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Tzav – Leviticus 6.1-8.36 “He (Moses) washed the innards and the feet {of the offering} (Leviticus 8.21).” Many Chicagoans are familiar with the name Zollie Frank, or, for short,…