True service: No act too humble, no person too great

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Tzav – Leviticus 6.1-8.36 “He (Moses) washed the innards and the feet {of the offering} (Leviticus 8.21).” Many Chicagoans are familiar with the name Zollie Frank, or, for short,…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, April 9 Beit Yichud holds Shiviti Drum Circle “Drum the Chometz Out of Your Head.” 1:30-3 p.m., 6932 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. www.meetup.com/shiviti. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Women’s Leadership Committee holds Spring Fashion…



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Worst enemies

Oh. My. G-d. Well, I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll have many occasions to say it again. Whatever we have to fear or worry about from the outside is nothing compared to what…



ZOLOTH TO HEAD UC DIVINITY SCHOOL…

Laurie Zoloth, a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Zoloth serves as a Charles McCormick…


A UNIQUE, CELEBRITY, ARTISTIC, INTERACTIVE SEDER…

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street. will host a celebrity-driven music, artistic and interactive Passover Seder on Tuesday evening, April 4, at 7 p.m. in advance of the official start of Passover (Monday, April 10…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, April 2 Temple Beth Israel hosts Blood Drive. Bring photo ID. 8 a.m.-noon. 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. (847) 675-0951. Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah hosts annual JUF Brunch featuring Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel…


Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News The fact that good works will come out of the one-time Chicago performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” is a given. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of…