Judaism 2018

I have so much ground to cover this week that it’s hard to know where to start. So let’s start with Eric Schneiderman, but the latest in the long line of Jewish men with very…


CELEBRATING 50 YEARS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News From meeting in founding members’ living rooms to live- streaming services into congregants’ homes, what a difference 50 years makes. Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook is winding down…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, May 12 Raue Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner. 8 p.m., 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35-$45.rauecenter.org or (815) 356-9212. Sunday, May 13 Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob presents Malka Simkovich speaking on “Philo of…


First resort: Best way to deal with crisis is prevention

By Rabbi James Gordon, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: B’har – B’chukotai (Leviticus 25:1-26:2 / 26:3-27:34) This coming Motzaei Shabbat/Saturday night and Sunday (28 Iyar), Jews in Jerusalem and in all parts of the world will…




Bibi’s big show

Talk about theatre of the absurd. Talk about the idiot leading the idiot. Talk about the Israeli version of ‘Fox and Friends.’ I still haven’t been able to uncringe myself after watching one of the…