Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 23 “Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age” at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue,8825 N. East Prairie Rd., Skokie, continues with a session led by Dr. Eli Rosenblatt who will look at the first…





Depressing times

I am really getting frustrated. Things are so amazingly good for us in the world and we don’t see it or feel it and things are so amazingly bad for us in the Jewish world…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 16  “Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age” discussion series continues at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, 8825 N. East Prairie Rd., Skokie, with Dr. Sam Fleishacker on “Mendelssohn: Between Tradition and Enlightenment.” Fleischacker is Distinguished…


Heavenly blessings: Sacred ritual is a call to action

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21−7:89) Adonai spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and his sons.  Tell them thus: you shall bless the Israelites.  Say to them: May Adonai…