CHICAGO CATHOLIC AND ISRAEL’S TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News More than religious affiliation or training, Tim Schlindwein’s Catholic family instilled in him an appreciation for education, a curiosity for what lies beyond the familiar and respect for…


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…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 10 Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership holds “Gallery Talk” with artists Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Roni Packer and Rana Siegel discussing their work. 3 p.m., 610 S. Michigan, Chicago. Reservations…


Fear itself: Torah is meant to be lived in the real world

By Lawrence F. Layfer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shelach (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) “Send men to scout the land of Canaan”…Numbers 13:2  Out from under Pharaoh’s iron fist, within weeks the Israelites find themselves camped by the…




Jews and news

Let me see now, what people are we, I know the answer, just give me a minute, it’ll come back to me. Oh yes, we are the Chosen People. And let me see now, what…


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…


ART AT SPERTUS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A group of Chicago Jewish artists have participated in a year-long fellowship culminating in gallery talks and a performance this summer at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning…