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The bad new days

I hate modern life. I despise it, can’t stand it, am sick of it, am more than frustrated by it. And I really don’t care if that makes me seem like a stick in the…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, October 20 A unique Sukkot celebration, ‘The Bubble Wonder Show’ with Bubble Master Deb Cary and festive Sukkot songs led by Cantor Pavel Roytman. Refreshments included. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children and…





Our great friend

It’s not good when Pat Robertson has more of a sense of moral outrage than the vast majority of Israeli Jews and right wing American Jews. It’s not good when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more of…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, October 13 “The Ancient Law”: A Movie Concert Event. 1:30 p.m. at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. The Ancient Law captures the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany. A landmark film…


Happy days: The gates of repentance are still open

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1–52) Yom Kippur is in the rearview mirror. But the work of teshuvah is not. Finding our better selves; paying attention to what will make…