Shavuot events in Chicago this week
Pro-Israel students mustered a rare show of unity to protest campus speaker (and convicted terrorist) Rasmea Odeh.
A unique Holocaust chronicler is coming to Chicago.
The Spertus Institute is one of Chicago’s foremost centers for Jewish learning. They take this mission extremely seriously and go to extraordinary lengths to explain all the great mysteries of Judaism. But this Sunday, they are going above and beyond with the public lecture “Why Do Jews Answer Questions With Questions?”
The Oriental Institute, one of the world’s most valuable collections of ancient world artifacts, takes no position of the historical veracity of the Bible. But one of its most precious holdings testifies vividly to at least part of it.
A national conspiracy could lie at the heart of an angry dispute that took place at a heavily Jewish suburban Chicago high school in February.
Writers, artists, and scholars will spend three days this weekend enlightening Chicagoans on various aspects of what the late comic George Carlin immortalized as “Stuff”: collecting it, organizing it, and having too much of it.
Students at New Trier High School were pleased and excited when Andrew Aydin, a close associate of civil rights icon and Democratic Congress member John Lewis, agreed to speak at their school on civil rights; even more so when Colson Whitehead, the widely lauded author of the best-selling novel, “The Underground Railroad,” agreed to join him. But that was before a group calling itself Parents of New Trier launched a website devoted to protesting Seminar Day.
As of last week, there are now two Jews and three billionaires in the 2018 Illinois governor’s race.
At an early Passover seder last week at the City Winery, the poet Kevin Coval was, to the surprise of no one, assigned the Hagaddah reading of the Rebellious Child, an updating of the old-school Wicked Son.