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Today’s rules

You know it’s weird never have things been so wild westy, so anything goes, so no holds barred, so limits free, so break every rule, so out with standards and conventions and the traditional way…


FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD CHICAGO BOARD OF RABBIS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Reni Dickman, a Reform-ordained rabbi, was inspired by many things to become a Jewish spiritual leader — her parents, her rabbi, her temple, her camp, her youth…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 9 Darchei Noam Glenbrook, 3465 Techny Road, Northbrook will host Pink Shabbat with Eve Reingold Kleinerman, Illinois Regional Director of Sharsheret, a national organization which helps improve the lives of women and families experiencing breast…


Go forth: Digging deeper to find our true selves

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12-17:27) The opening scripture of this week’s Torah portion Lech Lecha, “Go forth from your native land, from your kindred, and from your father’s…




Enjoying death

When I heard the news of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the first thing I thought of was the Jews leaving Egypt. It wasn’t so much the news of al-Baghdadi’s death that…


FIGHTING ANTI-SEMITISM IN CHAMPAIGN…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A Jewish student leader at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said campus Jews are satisfied with an unprecedented step taken by the chancellor to condemn a…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 2 Ronnie Rice, the former lead vocalist for “The New Colony Six” will perform in concert at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie, starting at 8 p.m. Price is $20…