Posts in category "Religion"

I'm Scared. Are You?

Since Trump’s election for the Presidency, there have been over 700 hate crimes reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), (CNN, 11/21/16). The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the SPLC together, report a 67% increase in Hate Crimes against Muslims, Blacks, Jewish People, and the GLBT groups (CNN, 11/19/16) since Trump’s candidacy. Students in a... Read more »

Hate Speech as a Sport

http://tinyurl.com/gqoh38f Above:  Jack Adler, and his son, Eli. A documentary “Surviving Skokie.” Playing in Chicago for 3 days. When I was 5 yrs old, I watched a TV show. It portrayed the ovens of concentration camps, being emptied of skeletons. These were bodies of children, mothers, and fathers, burned to death by the Nazis. I... Read more »

Marc Trestman: Let Him Abide in the Second City

As 5774, the year of the Chosen people begins, the Lord looks down at his brethren. All faiths are his brethren, as he contemplates the thousands of years which have passed, when Abraham begot Isaac from Sarah, and Ishmael from Hagar. Yet on this eve of Yom Kippur, he wonders if his 7 billion sons... Read more »
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Kevin Youkilis and Jewish Tradition

Before going to temple last night, for Rosh Hashanah, our Jewish New Year of 5773, I was checking the Sox schedule for the remaining 2 weeks.  I wrote every game on my kitchen calendar, and noticed that the Tuesday, September 25th game was at 1:00 pm.  Curious, I thought – a Tuesday afternoon game. I... Read more »