The end is near

I must admit I am enjoying a little too much watching the kosher chickens come home to roost. I mean this is really serious stuff and yet I can’t stop smiling. I have for so…


DEFENDING JUDAISM ON HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS…

By Carin M. Smilk (JNS) Like any American high-schooler, Riva Weiss started the school year off with a flurry of activity, albeit with a new development she has been mulling over since late spring. That’s…


A KOSHER COFFEE GATHERING PLACE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Bond Coffee Collective recently joined two Dunkin’ Donuts as certified kosher coffee shops in the Jewish community. But Dunkin’ Donuts can’t enhance the coffee experience and coffee…


DAY SCHOOL KIDS WORK HARD FOR TRIP TO ISRAEL…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Eighth-graders at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School are  moving full steam ahead with fundraisers for their graduation trip to Israel in May. The Hyde Park students are selling…



Jewish identities: So many ways to be human

By Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Breisheet (Genesis 1:1−6:8) This week, we go back to the beginning.  We did our holy rolling to circle the Torah scrolls from end to beginning at…