Play looks back at time of black and Jewish struggles

By Hugh Iglarsh, Special to Chicago Jewish News The original Green Book, the subject of Calvin Ramsey’s play now on stage at Chicago Dramatists, was a basic, cheaply bound guidebook for African-American drivers in the middle…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, March 11 Chicago Jewish Historical Society present “Chicago Jewish Architects: A Legacy of Modernism.” 2 p.m., Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster, Skokie. $10, free to Society members and TBI synagogue members. (312) 663-5634. Ezra Habonim,…



Video: Fix Yourself!

Best-selling author and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson explains how incremental daily changes can lead to a better life and ultimately a more harmonious world. Courtesy of Aish.com



Jewish pride, Jewish shame

Well, this is a proud time for the Jewish people. In fact, it’s been one piece of proud news after another for quite a while now. A few months ago, the whole country changed, thanks…


10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival

By Ellen Braustein Several Israeli films will be shown during the 10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival presented March 9-11 at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. The three-day event showcases films…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, March 3 Gene Siskel Theater shows film documentary “American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” 164 N. State Street, Chicago. For tickets and show times call (312) 846-2600. Ezra Habonim, the Niles…


Real security: Living our values, inside and out

By Rabbi Shlomo Tenenbaum, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11−34:35) Rabbi Meir Shapiro, one of pre-war Europe’s superstar leaders, once noted that to raise money to build a building is relatively easy, but…