Sounds of healing: When to talk to G-d and when to listen

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28–50:26) Several weeks ago, I was visiting my friend Danny who was recuperating from hip surgery at the Whitehall. While we were talking, a Hasidic…




Be kind

Kinder, gentler. Those two words were among the most famous uttered by President George H.W  Bush, a man known for many things, but being articulate or eloquent not being among them. And yet the power…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, December 16 Amateur genealogist Zalman Usiskin will share “Stories about Things I’ve Learned from Doing Genealogy” at a special  luncheon meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at  Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook….




FROM PROSECUTOR TO PUNDIT: Chicago Jew Jill Wine-Banks played a key role in prosecuting Richard Nixon during Watergate. Now her expertise has her appearing frequently on cable TV to discuss Mueller’s investigation into Trump.

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News Evanston’s Jill Wine-Banks doesn’t figure President Donald Trump is watching any of her near-daily analysis of his mounting potential legal troubles on MSNBC. “He said he watches Fox…


My time with George H.W. Bush

Thanks to my long and illustrious journalism career, I have had up close and personal encounters with every president since Jimmy Carter. But none more up close and personal than with George Herbert Walker Bush….