At 5 pm on Fridays, Julia Logan pushes back her desk, moves her work screen aside and dims the lighting. In her small apartment dining room, amidst twinkling lights in mason jars, she sets a Shabbat table for one and joins a Zoom call of seven other young adults in Chicago, and across the country.
The bar serves Sufganiyot with syringes of vodka-infused jelly and Challah grilled cheese. Specialty cocktails: “The Chosen MF” and “Mazel Tov.”
Full-time professional staff were working second jobs, going to food pantries, putting their children on Medicare and selling plasma.
“When I got my signatures, nobody asked me about the damn Holocaust. It’s totally irrelevant to my campaign.”
A former leader of the American Nazi Party, Arthur Jones got a quarter of the vote last time he ran for this Congressional seat in Illinois.
Darwish also claimed without evidence that one of his opponents had received $15,000 in donations from AIPAC. AIPAC doesn’t make donations.
“There is 100% a golem inside.”
Chicago Police discovered the vandalism while responding to a trespassing call.
“He shot me because I was Jewish.”
A rabbi gave her a blessing; someone else gave her two challahs, a bottle of wine, and a saltshaker “because she’s going to shake things up.”