Video: Take a break! Kosher butcher

Take a Break: Kosher Butcher by The Late Late Show with James Corden James takes over the shift of a Western Kosher employee and fills various roles around the store including butchering meat and driving the…



Role model

Harry Truman was a racist and an anti-Semite. Now a good part of that came from the times and place in which he lived. It was pretty common place for people in Independence, Missouri in…


Keeping our word: Connecting to Judaism, body and soul

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)  In the words of the great Rav Kook, the human soul is part-intellect and part-emotion. The mind and the heart, they work together….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 5 Mazurdance School presents “Big Show of Jewish Dances.” Noon, Theatre of Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. For tickets and information call (847) 506-9390 or (847) 431-1425. Young Israel of West…




Jewish teachings from Trump

Hold onto your hats. I’m going to have something nice to say about the Bibi and the Donald. Let’s start with Netanyahu. I actually felt sorry for him this week. As you may know, recently…


Win-win: Caring for, not competing with, fellow Jews

By Rabbi Shlomo Tenenbaum, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) This week we start the Book of Devarim (“words”) in which we hear the words of Moshe. The very same Moshe who proclaimed, “I…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Tuesday, August 1 Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel holds Tisha B’Av educational program showing and discussing film, “Denial” followed by Mincha/Maariv service. 5 p.m., 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. RSVP (847) 676-0491. Thursday, August 3…