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For 36 years, Peter Hayes’s History of the Holocaust course at Northwestern University was the best lecture series on campus. Over the course of eight weeks, Hayes, a professor of German history, explained the Holocaust by answering a series of questions: Why the Jews? Why the Germans? Why murder? Why didn’t the Jews fight back? And so on.
In his ruling on underage drinking at Chabad, Judge Richard Posner cited articles on Jewish law. Eliyahu Federman says that was totally inappropriate.
Legal decisions are usually painfully dry, but Judge Richard Posner wrote an entertaining — and very Jewish — ruling in the Chabad v. Northwestern case on underage drinking.
Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital is one of Chicago’s greatest buildings. Time is running out for those who would like to save it from demolition.