Acting like Jews

Mazel tov. Finally. Finally a Jewish leader, finally a rabbi speaking out about, calling us out to do something about Syria. After many years of working in Jewish journalism, there are still some things that…


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…


LIMMUD IS BACK…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News After a two-year hiatus, Limmud Chicago is returning with a new format for its effort to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together for Jewish learning and…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, April 15 Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah Men’s Club presents Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, son of a Nazi commander that converted to Judaism and became veteran of the Israel Defense Force, at “Food for Thought Breakfast.”…




Why Jews love presidents (most of the time)

By Gil Troy Most American Jews today love hating President Donald Trump. The hostility is so pure, so intense, so obsessive, it brooks no opposition, correction or nuance. The hatred is so great, even rabbis…


Passing over Jewish values

Happy Passover, Happy Easter. Happy Easter, Happy Passover. I was stunned by how, on every talk show I saw last week, every news show I saw last week, every TV station, cable and otherwise, I…


HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE…

The Chicago area’s 73rd annual collective Holocaust memorial observance will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue, 8825 East Prairie Road, in Skokie. The service, sponsored by Sheerit…