Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 12 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts presents comedian Robert Klein in an “Intimate Night of Stand-up.” 8 p.m., 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32-$48. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. Sunday, August 13 Congregation…


Video: Take a break! Kosher butcher

Take a Break: Kosher Butcher by The Late Late Show with James Corden James takes over the shift of a Western Kosher employee and fills various roles around the store including butchering meat and driving the…



Role model

Harry Truman was a racist and an anti-Semite. Now a good part of that came from the times and place in which he lived. It was pretty common place for people in Independence, Missouri in…


Keeping our word: Connecting to Judaism, body and soul

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)  In the words of the great Rav Kook, the human soul is part-intellect and part-emotion. The mind and the heart, they work together….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 5 Mazurdance School presents “Big Show of Jewish Dances.” Noon, Theatre of Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. For tickets and information call (847) 506-9390 or (847) 431-1425. Young Israel of West…




Jewish teachings from Trump

Hold onto your hats. I’m going to have something nice to say about the Bibi and the Donald. Let’s start with Netanyahu. I actually felt sorry for him this week. As you may know, recently…


Win-win: Caring for, not competing with, fellow Jews

By Rabbi Shlomo Tenenbaum, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) This week we start the Book of Devarim (“words”) in which we hear the words of Moshe. The very same Moshe who proclaimed, “I…