Threats to democracy

When 200 missiles are fired into Israel from Gaza in the span of a couple of hours, I do understand that it’s hard to worry about things like democracy. A country has to survive before…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 17 Congregation Beth Shalom presents “Havdalah, Dinner and a Movie” showing film, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” 5:30-10 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $18 members, $25 non-members. RSVP (847) 498-4100 ext. 11. Sunday, November 18…


Coming home: The first step is making peace

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)                           “If G-d will be with me, and will keep me in this…




The only thing we have to fear

We need to calm down. Now I know it’s hard to have perspective when you are in mourning, when you are in shock. But some perspective is called for, before we all scare the hell…


Guide to Jewish summer overnight camps

Beber Camp (847) 677-7130 www.bebercamp.com Beber Camp is a co-ed, residential Jewish camp located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, only 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. We offer 2, 4, 8 week sessions, as well as a trial…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 10 Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual ”Night of Knowledge” featuring 8 speakers  in 2 sessions. 8 p.m., 4721 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. For more information call (847) 673-5870. Sunday, November 11 Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth…