Ugliness rules

It’s important to always be a mensch. Even when it comes to emails. My greatest fear about the Trump and Bibi regimes is how their behavior is eroding civility in my two favorite countries. When…



Events Coming Up In Jewish Chicago

Sunday, August 12 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation presents Cantor Benjamin Warschawski in concert, “Musical Memories-An Evening of Favorites!” with dessert buffet. 7 p.m., 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. $40. (847) 675-4141. Monday, August 13…


Special time: Preparing ourselves for the High Holidays

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17) “Time works both for us and against us depending upon how we use it.” These precious words uttered by the great David Ben Gurion…