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One people

I feel bad for Bill O’Reilly. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t agree with O’Reilly’s views on anything. And I find him personally distasteful. Arrogant, full of baloney, full of himself, a bloviator and a pinhead, to…


Words matter: In order to be a mensch, be a mentor

By Lawrence F. Layfer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Tazria-Metzora – Leviticus 12:1-15:33  “Hillel said…in a place where there are no men, strive to be a man”…Pirke Avot 2:6 This week’s double Torah portion of Tazria/Metzorah…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, April 29 Congregation Beth Shalom presents Bob Alper in “An Evening of Comedy” with nosh and auction. 8:30 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. $36. Reservations (847) 498-4100. Sunday, April 30 Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AGBI, 7117…




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Happy holidays!

HappyEasterHappyPassover. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but it seems all that is now one word. At least it appeared that way to anyone watching television last week. Virtually every news show I saw…


True modesty: Feeling worthy of conversing with G-d

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shmini – Leviticus 9:1-11:47 In the classical commentaries to this week’s Scripture, Parsha Shimini, the greatest of all scholars, Rashi, writes “which of our great leaders – Moses or…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, April 22 Congregation Beth Shalom holds Tefilla Yoga. Bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga. 11 a.m.-noon. 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Sunday, April 23 Ark Northwest holds Young Family Volunteering event. 9:30-11 a.m.,…