Nu, democracy

Sometimes, I find myself fantasizing about being a right winger. Sometimes, I wish I could just be totally convinced that I am right about everything, that there are no shades of gray, only black and…



THE RABBI WHO WENT AWOL AND OTHER WEDDING STORIES…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The rabbi who went AWOL. The photographer who narrowly missed stepping back into the wedding cake. The dog that ate the wedding bands. These were wedding day near…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, July 28 Wilmette Theatre hosts screening of film “After Auschwitz” featuring Q&A with producer/director Jon Kean. 5:30 p.m., also 2 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $10. wilmettetheatre.com. Young Israel of West Rogers…



Video: Does the Torah mention the afterlife?

From Aish.com Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife? Jul 22, 2018 | by Ollie Anisfeld Belief in the Next World is a foundation of Judaism. Why doesn’t the written Torah talk about it?


From the Soviet Union to a new life in Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Bena Shklyanoy, 72, of Chicago began the family blog www.appledoesnotfall.com to educate her grandchildren about her experience as a Soviet Jewish émigré and that of an older generation…


Jewish world, Jewish news

If there was still any doubt that Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump, the summit in Helsinki should have put a definite end to that. There is simply no other way to explain how…


Steve Solomon back in Skokie to share family memories

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News During his comedy shows, Steve Solomon always sends out the ultimate in mixed signals. He is the product of a marriage between an Italian mother and Jewish father….


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Monday, July 23 Max and Benny’s Restaurant holds author night featuring Joni Hirsh Blackman, author and journalist. 7-8:30 p.m., 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Registration, info@maxandbennys.com. Wednesday, July 25 Chicago Loop Synagogue and Consulate General of Israel to…