CHICAGO AUTHOR ON JEWS GUARDING NAZIS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Twenty years ago, Michael J. Greenberg found 50 letters  his late father had written to his late mother while he was in the U.S. Army during World…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, August 4   “Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age” discussion series continues at 6:15 p.m. at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob (SVAJ), 8825 E Prairie Valley Rd., Skokie. “Rav Aaron Soloveichik: The Lonely Man of Passion; a Talmid’s…


First things first: Caring for the most vulnerable among us

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Matot-Massei (Numbers 30.2-32.42) “We will build sheepfolds for our flocks and settlements for our dependents.” (Numbers 32.16). In the biblical narrative the Torah texts make it clear…


Video: Jews of India

This is the second in the series of diminishing communities of India, who migrated from their native lands and made this country their own. This time it’s about the Jews who have a small, but…



G-d bless America

I’ve been told to go back to where I came from. It happened, heartbreakingly, in the state of Israel, in the city of Jerusalem. I was in the super Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, indeed…


TEMPLE SHOLOM RABBI COMES HOME…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Rabbi Donald Rossoff’s role as an interim senior rabbi is to help congregations transition between the rabbi that was and the rabbi that’s going to be. The…


Events Coming Up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, July 28 The Sisterhood of Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette will hold its semi-annual Rummage and Book Sale on Sunday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and…



Video: Innovation Africa – Inspired by Israel 2017

Israel Video Network – The Israeli heart and mind just transformed the lives of 1 million Africans forever. As a strong country today, Israel is transforming lives across rural African villages with innovations in water,…