COMBATTING HOLOCAUST DENIERS RUNNING FOR OFFICE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News That avowed Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones managed to emerge as the Republican nominee in Illinois’ Third Congressional District race creates a level of legitimacy for his views that…


When planning holiday meals, don’t dump dessert

By Eileen Goltz, Food Editor Desserts are not always the first thought on your mind when you’re plotting out Rosh Hashanah lunches and dinners. Yes, they’re important but seriously, after soup, fish and salad and…


A select guide to High Holiday charitable giving

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (312) 641-5700 www.weizmann-usa.org  Since its establishment in 1934 in Rehovot, Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science has grown into one of the foremost centers of multidisciplinary research…


Postcards from freedom

S, an aguna who recently received her get and with it her freedom, wished for herself an ordinary life, devoid of complexity. With the approach of the New Year, artist Elana Stein turned S’s wish…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, September 1 Aitz Hayim for Jewish Living presents Joel Braunold leading discussion exploring whether Israel and American Jews are moving in opposite directions. 7-9 p.m., Infinity Foundation, 1280 Skokie Road, Highland Park. Registration required. (847)…





A wall between Jews

Great. Just what we need. Paul Ryan. As if we don’t have enough tzuris with well-known Jews as it is. Harvey Weinstein got the ball rolling about a year ago and it’s been one Jewish…


Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 25 LilFest presents Chicken Fat Klezmer Band appearing at Glenview Farmer’s Market, Wagner Road and Lake Street, Glenview. For exact time and location address contact Nancy Freeman (518) 576-9513. Congregation Beth Shalom holds “Shabbat…