Polish joke

My mother was born in Warsaw, which makes me half Polish. Now if one engages in ugly stereotypes, I’m sure the fact that I’m half Polish is no surprise to my many fans on the…


SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Digna Ochoa, a nun and one of the foremost human rights defenders in Mexico, was searching for a woman’s husband. He had been secretly abducted by police, beaten badly…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, February 10 Temple Beth Israel holds “Havdalah and a Movie” featuring “Norman.” Dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m., 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. $10 for dinner, movie is free. (847) 675-0951. Sunday, February…





Tears and laughter

Sometimes you gotta laugh, sometimes you gotta cry. Spend your time reading news about Jews and you find yourself doing quite a bit of both. It made me cry to read that one-third of Holocaust…


Idan Raichel bringing unique musical style to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the world’s biggest stages….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, February 3 Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds “Inclusion Disability Awareness Shabbat” 9:30-11:45 a.m., 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. (847) 256-1213. Sunday, February 4 Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club holds “World Wide Wrap XVIII.”…