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Remembering Eliyahu Moscowitz

By Rabbi Baruch Epstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News King David, the sweet singer of Israel, declares (Psalm 126) “ then my mouth will be filled with laughter.” Seeing a distraught customer in Jewel, Eliyahu Moscowitz,…

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When planning holiday meals, don’t dump dessert

By Eileen Goltz, Food Editor Desserts are not always the first thought on your mind when you’re plotting out Rosh Hashanah lunches and dinners. Yes, they’re important but seriously, after soup, fish and salad and…


Postcards from freedom

S, an aguna who recently received her get and with it her freedom, wished for herself an ordinary life, devoid of complexity. With the approach of the New Year, artist Elana Stein turned S’s wish…





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…