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NEVER TOO LATE…

By Yonit Hoffman  Shika Kuperman celebrated two milestones this past spring. Though he says he is 107, he blew out candles on a cake which proclaimed his “official” birthday of 105 years old. The two-year…


Guide to Jewish etiquette

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae, We are addressing our wedding invitations and have a question. We really want our officiating rabbi and his wife to remain after the ceremony…


JUDAISM AND SPORTSMANSHIP…

By Michael Berns, Special to Chicago Jewish News It’s been nearly 20 years since Chicago Rabbi James Gordon’s first book, “Pray Ball: The Spiritual Insights of a Jewish Sports Fan” was published. Now he’s about to…


A long distance mensch in Chicago

By Leslee Komaiko, Special to Chicago Jewish News Last summer, an Op-Ed I wrote, titled “It’s Too Expensive To Be Jewish,” ran in the Los Angeles Times. The story, which was inspired in part by my…



Questions about Jewish etiquette

By Minna Rae Friedman, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dear Minna Rae,      It’s after holiday-Chanukah time again and the children have received many lovely gifts. As usual, the ‘thank you’ question arises again. Is…



KUSHNIR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL AT SCHECHTER…

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS) has welcomed back Dr. Lena Kushnir as the new Head of School. “Dr. Kushnir is a nationally-recognized expert in Jewish education and brings a passion for Jewish…