Jews and Christians

Sometimes, all you can do is laugh. I was in shul on Yom Kippur about 30 years ago, the first year the new rabbi had taken over for the longtime rabbi. His sermon on this…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Friday, May 25 North Suburban Synagogue Beth El holds 70th Anniversary B’nai Mitzvah Reunion. 5-9 p.m. Also 8:50 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Friday night dinner, $30 age 13 and under,…





Jewish reality show

I don’t want to get into whether it is a good idea or bad idea to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Judaism has become such an insane, mean, ugly place that there…


RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM IN CHICAGO…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The central organization of the Reconstructionist Judaism movement has a new name, one that reflects its mission and role as innovators. “Reconstructing Judaism” is the new name for…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Tuesday, May 22 Ketura Hadassah presents singer Heather Braoudakis performing songs from the 1950’s. 12:30 p.m., Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church, Skokie. $3. (847) 673-0773. Wednesday, May 23 Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds “Trivia Night: Star Wars.”…