What I learned about my heart

By Harold Witkov, Special to Chicago Jewish News Tears come from the heart and not from the brain – Leonardo da Vinci When I was twenty-one years of age, I had a very personal spiritual experience. While…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, October 6 Congregation Beth Shalom holds Blessing of the Pets. 1:30 p.m., 3433 Walters, Northbrook. (847) 498-4100. Sunday, October 7 The Book Bin! presents author of “The Cast,” Amy Blumenfeld and Lisa Barr, author of “Fugitive…





Crazy times

Is it me or is the world getting crazier and crazier. It sure feels like it. Each and every day it feels like it. We are seeing crazy stuff all around us all the time,…


FEEDING FELLOW JEWS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Just 18 months ago, Karen Nochimowski launched her cooking blog mommachef.com offering recipes made with six ingredients prepped in under six minutes. The blog grew to 80,000 followers…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, September 30 SelfHelp Home presents Maxwell Street Jr. Klezmer Orchestra. 908 W. Argyle, Chicago. For more information call (773) 271-0300 or visit selfhelphome.org. Congregation Beth Judea holds Succot program for families with special needs. 1-2:30…



Jewish views of happiness

By Amy Klein Are you happy? No, seriously. Are. You. Happy? You can’t answer that question, can you? You know what the first two words mean, but you’re not exactly sure what that third word…