Jewish madness

I much prefer covering the news to being part of it. And yet part of it is exactly the position I found myself in a few days ago when I was in Jerusalem, sitting in…




Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, July 13 ‘An Evening of Comedy & Music’ with author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman & friends will be presented at Euro Echo Café, 7919 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. 7-8:30 p.m. Call 847-213-0598. No cover…


Self sacrifice: Importance of being a man of the people

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chukat (Numbers 19:1-21:35) And he [Moses] said to them: “Listen now rebels”…and he struck the rock twice.  (Numbers 20:10) Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav tells a tale of a king…




Judaism’s Rebbe

I actually don’t remember where I was when JFK was assassinated. I was eight years old and even then I knew a journalist is what I wanted to be.  And so while I have no…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, July 7 “Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age” discussion series continues at 7 p.m. at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob (SVAJ), 8825 E Prairie Valley Rd., Skokie, with Dr. Claire Emily Sufrin on Martin Buber and the…