Silent loud mouth

One has to wonder if Trump realizes that the neo-Nazis he was so reluctant to condemn by name would include among their targets his precious daughter Ivanka and her children, his grandchildren. For all of…


The eclipse and the Shma

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Aish.com The world will soon be witness to one of the most spectacular events in the universe. On August 21, the sky will suddenly go dark in the middle of the day….


What’s inside: Finding divinity within ourselves

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Menachem Mendel (1787-1859) received a thorough Torah education at an early age, mastered  the entire Talmud when he was 13, and then he began…


JEWS IN THE NEWS…

Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills has named Laurie Akers as its new full-time cantorial soloist. Akers is currently a student in the cantorial ordination program through ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Akers began her…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Saturday, August 19 Beit Yichud holds Havdalah service followed by visit to Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, 9 p.m., 6932 N. Glenwood, Chicago. For more information, glenwoodave.org. Sunday, August 20 Israel Tennis Center presents summer exhibition….




Anti-menschism

By Joseph Aaron You know, there are two ways you can disagree with someone. There’s the way of the mensch and the way of the anti-mensch. Of my many gripes with Trump, the one I…