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Jews, MBS and Khashoggi

Maybe it’s because I was only eight years old when it happened, but the fact is that to this very day, every Nov. 22 of every year, I think about it. Nov. 22, 1963 was…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 27 Congregation Beth Shalom holds Shabbat Yoga. Please bring your own mat. 11 a.m.-noon. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Sunday, October 28 Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood holds Annual Membership Luncheon. 1 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster,…


Day by day: Learning to value each moment of our lives

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeira (Genesis 18:1–22:24) In our Torah reading this Shabbat, Sarah becomes jealous of Hagar and Ishmael and instructs Abraham to banish them from their household.  Abraham, upon the command…


Video: Sara Berman’s Closet

Sara Berman’s Closet A frugal Jewish émigré fashioned a sovereign identity through clothing and décor. Film by Bianca Giaever and Elori Kramer Narrated by Maira Kalman Written by Alex Kalman and Maira Kalman



Friends like this

It’s important to know who your friends are. And who your enemies are. And who your friends should be and who your enemies should be. I know we’re living in times like no other, times…


DEALING WITH CANCER THROUGH ART…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Mardi Kaplan only knows how to be positive. As a breast cancer survivor, she says she has her down days, “but for the most part I’m walking this…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 20 Ketura Hadassah goes to “Wiesenthal.” 8 p.m., also 2 p.m., October 21, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $48-$68. More information and questions, call Rosanne Sangerman (773) 761-6862….