Events Coming Up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, March 9 Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, presents Havdalah and A Movie featuring “Arranged,” which centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as…


Life journey: Making ourselves into a sanctuary

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah portion: Pekudei (Exodus: 38:21-40:38) I was at Rosenblum’s bookstore the other day, where I enjoyed browsing through the new selection of Hebrew books.  My wife Peggy is always…




Kraft and Kahane

I told you so. I know it’s not polite to say that, but I did. I told you that the greatest danger to Jews today is not anti-Semitism but chilul Hashem. We all focus on…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, March 2 Nefesh Mountain will perform at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation’s 8th Annual Gassel Concert. Musicians Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg bring together their Jewish heritage and love of American Bluegrass in songs that are…



Video: Overseas Chinese & Jewish Diaspora

“What are the similarities between overseas Chinese and Jewish people? First we are self-reliant. We are all very hard working. The third is that, we value education, education, education and education.”



Critical condition

I’ve got to get a few things off my chest. First is this constant insanity I hear from those on the right wing of the political spectrum that I and indeed nobody has the right…