Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 18 Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents Peter Hayes, Northwestern Univ. professor emeritus, speaking on ”Why the Jews? Why murder? Why Didn’t More Jews Fight Back More Often?” 2-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods…




The real story

Jewish stereotypes to the contrary, I have never ever wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. For sure not a lawyer. During my life, I’ve dealt in a whole variety of ways with a…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 11 Red Door Animal Shelter holds “Walk for the Animals. “ 10 a.m-1 p.m., Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago. Registration at reddoorshelter.org or at park on event day. Central Synagogue of…




Jared and Six Days

I’ve been waiting 50 years to write this column and wouldn’t you know it, the Donald got in the way. Well, not exactly the Donald, but the person closest to him. Well, not the person…


True wealth: Being happy with the blessings you get

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21−7:89) My congregation is not filled with people who are physically wealthy, though I am blessed to be the rabbi of a synagogue that is…