Fringe element: The ties that bind Jewish people to G-d

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shelach — Numbers 13:1-15:41  I find Shelach very inspiring. Among several significant lessons, the portion closes with G-d’s commandment to wear the tzitzit. And, as many of…



Chicago Jew is 102 and still going strong

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News The first question to Julius Golembo must be: Is there a difference between being 102 and 100? His response is quick, with the equanimity one must possess…


Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 18 Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents Peter Hayes, Northwestern Univ. professor emeritus, speaking on ”Why the Jews? Why murder? Why Didn’t More Jews Fight Back More Often?” 2-3:30 p.m., 9603 Woods…




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The real story

Jewish stereotypes to the contrary, I have never ever wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. For sure not a lawyer. During my life, I’ve dealt in a whole variety of ways with a…



Events coming up in Jewish Chicago

Sunday, June 11 Red Door Animal Shelter holds “Walk for the Animals. “ 10 a.m-1 p.m., Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago. Registration at reddoorshelter.org or at park on event day. Central Synagogue of…