Happy new year

And so we have begun a new Jewish year. In my column wrapping up 5779, I presented quite a bit of evidence that the old Jewish year was an unusually lousy one, full of tragic…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, October 13 “The Ancient Law”: A Movie Concert Event. 1:30 p.m. at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. The Ancient Law captures the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany. A landmark film…



Video:

Stop giving so much credit to the person who hurt you. Discover the greatest gift of liberation you can give yourself. By Rabbi Tzvi Sytner – For more great inspiring videos: https://www.aish.com/h/hh/video/?s=yt


Shofar’s blasts are meant to provoke

By Tova Hartman When my late father, Rabbi David Hartman, took his first pulpit in the Bronx in 1955, he could not stop thinking about all the congregants who would come to him with questions about…


Time of the year

Timing is everything. Israel just held the second of its two national elections this year and this one, like the first one, basically ended in a tie. Which leads me to have a lot to…


A CHICAGO PODCAST FOR JEWISH FUTURE…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Lex Rofeberg is okay with Jews who don’t go to services on the High Holidays. The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 29 Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah’s Families with Little Apples and Honey Celebration,5 p.m. at BHBE, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette. Celebrate the New Year with Dinner/Song/Apples & Honey and Hear the Shofar. Free…