HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE…

The Chicago area’s 73rd annual collective Holocaust memorial observance will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue, 8825 East Prairie Road, in Skokie. The service, sponsored by Sheerit…




CHICAGO RABBI’S LIFESAVING STORY…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A conversation can save a life. Eleven years ago, Rabbi Andy Bossov, then 48, was in need of a kidney donor. The Mt. Laurel, NJ rabbi had slow…


NEW LIFE FOR UPTOWN JEWS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Jewish life, past and present, is in full revival in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, thanks to a development company that sees itself as an integral part of the neighborhoods…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Friday, April 6 Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s documentary ‘Itzhak’ looks beyond…


True freedom: Adjusting to not being a slave

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Eighth day of Passover “…G-d made the people take a roundabout path, by way of the desert…” [Ex. 13:18]. Having observed the Passover Seder just one week ago, we…


Video: I’m That Jew

I’m That Jew By Eitan Chitayat :: Lest any Jew forgets – because of all the violence directed at us, the hatred, the incitement to kill, the vile words, the missiles, the rockets, the knives,…



Us and the world

It is by far my least favorite part of the Passover Seder. Indeed, it is my least favorite line in all of Jewish life. “It is this that has stood by our ancestors and by…