Jewish lessons from Pervertgate

So this is what it’s like to live through a revolution. Fact is, I’ve somehow managed to miss most of the societal revolutions that have taken place during my lifetime. I do very vividly recall…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, November 25 Congregation Yehuda Moshe holds annual Menorah Art Show. 9-11 p.m., also 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 4721 W. Touhy, Chicago. (847) 673-5870. Tuesday, November 28 Ketura Hadassah holds open meeting featuring…


Real gratitude: Appreciating life, in good times and bad

By Rabbi Wendi Geffen, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10−32:3) Countless Americans just gathered to share in the time-honored observance of Thanksgiving.  There were autumnal decorations, football watching, and the consuming of all-things…




Anti-bris Jewish men

The whole point of giving a Jewish baby boy a bris is to literally imprint on his body, and his soul, the notion that he is a child of G-d and is to act accordingly…


Conflict resolution: Importance of understanding the other side

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) Antagonism is growing in our society politically and socially. In recent times one political party in our government adopted as policy and practice, automatically…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, November 19 Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood holds “Unique Boutique.” 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 4500 Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-4141. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosts kick-off and reception for “One Book,…


Video: Thanksgiving and Jewish history and tradition

Thanksgiving and Jewish history and tradition What is Jewish about thanksgiving? How about turkey in hebrew is Hodu-as in give thanks. Award winning ONLINE CONVERSION TO JUDAISM PROGRAM-Gold Medal in Adult Jewish Education/Supervised by Beit…