July 13, 2018 3:24pm
CHICAGO (JTA) — My sister was married on a beautiful summer day many years ago. Those of us in the wedding party took pictures in a garden before the ceremony. As maid of honor, one of my duties was to hold up the train of her dress so it wouldn’t drag through the dirt. But…
September 27, 2017 4:27pm
CHICAGO (JUF News via JTA) — A grown man moves into a New York apartment sandwiched between his meddlesome, boundary-less parents on one side and his brother, wife and their newborn baby on the other. Sounds kind of like a sitcom, right? It is. But the premise also happens to be inspired by the real life of…
March 8, 2017 2:15pm
(JUF News via JTA) — The inimitable Billy Crystal is back on the road. The six-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, director and writer — most recently of a book of essays, “Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys” — is currently touring the U.S. with his…
March 10, 2016 3:45pm
CHICAGO (JUF News via JTA) — Like so many other Jewish little girls on Purim, both my big sister and I would dress up for our annual Purim carnival as Queen Esther. The morning of the carnival, my mom would array us in regal dresses, bright red lipstick and a homemade crown or sparkly tiara bought…
December 3, 2015 4:26pm
Recipes passed down through the generations serve as witnesses to our Jewish story.
November 5, 2015 4:44pm
One of the early pioneers in television, Lear created some of the most popular shows of our times. In a new book, he looks back on his oeuvre.
November 19, 2014 3:26pm
Is there a way to incorporate the mindfulness of Thanksgiving into our everyday lives? Cindy Sher finds the answers in the Jewish tradition.
June 9, 2003 9:00am
Capping 10 days of local and national controversy, the Chicago Tribune has apologized for running a provocative editorial cartoon that many people felt used anti-Semitic imagery.
June 16, 2002 9:00am
Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago was combating the efforts of Chicago organizations allegedly linked to funding terrorist activity overseas.
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