Israel’s “Indiana Jones” on the trail of Goliath

The biblical city of Gath, often referred to as “Gath of the Philistines,” was one of the five Philistine city-states, established in northwestern Philistia. Gath is often mentioned in the Torah and its existence is confirmed by ancient Egyptian inscriptions. It…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Friday, April 20 ‘A Bag of Marbles’ is the true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for…






Acting like Jews

Mazel tov. Finally. Finally a Jewish leader, finally a rabbi speaking out about, calling us out to do something about Syria. After many years of working in Jewish journalism, there are still some things that…


A long distance mensch in Chicago

By Leslee Komaiko, Special to Chicago Jewish News Last summer, an Op-Ed I wrote, titled “It’s Too Expensive To Be Jewish,” ran in the Los Angeles Times. The story, which was inspired in part by my…


LIMMUD IS BACK…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News After a two-year hiatus, Limmud Chicago is returning with a new format for its effort to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together for Jewish learning and…