| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy again focused the need for state-of-the-art communications, technology, and equipment for our emergency first responders. This past week, after over 20 years of “talking about it,” Broward is...
| Sep 16, 2013
Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit.
Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Michelle Herman Goldstein's smiling face adorns the wall of a group foster home in Sunrise, a home named in her memory.
"She loved kids, loved helping them," Ingrid Jaffe, Goldstein's mother, said as she looked wistfully at her daughter's portrait....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The High Holy Days services for the congregation at Temple Beth David in Cheshire this year will be just like others around Connecticut in many ways.
But in one big way, they will be very different — because the congregation's services on the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Jewish communities in Newport Beach are preparing to celebrate the High Holy Days next week.
Temple Isaiah, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church at 2401 Irvine Ave., invites anyone interested to attend Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week.
The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
| Aug 21, 2013
In 1988, for 10 days, I visited Israel and its wineries. An intifada was going on; it was scary. But the enthusiasm of Israel's winemakers and grape farmers briefly washed away the worry.
For decades, Israel had produced red seas of mediocre wine for...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Without personally saying goodbye, the longtime leader of one of Chicago’s most prominent Reform Jewish synagogues has stepped down, abruptly announcing his retirement in a letter to the congregation that was mailed the day after he quit.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Northbrook's Temple Beth-El will soon provide shelter for a nearby suburban congregation.
Buffalo Grove-based Congregation Beth Am is scheduled to shift its regular Friday and Saturday services to Northbrook's Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, by...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...