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Purim

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  • How 'bout them apples?

    The traditional foods we eat during Jewish holidays have been reflecting and celebrating each season since long before "seasonal produce" was even a thought, let alone a "trend." (Let's not forget that once upon a time, "seasonal" was all there was.) From the first figs at Purim time to the potatoes and onions (storage vegetables in the winter cellar, also "seasonal") from which we make latkes for Hanukkah, local foods of the season are the heart and soul of Jewish cooking, and cause for celebration, no matter how modest the preparation.
  • Preserving strawberries – and memories

    Preserving strawberries – and memories
    Shared prayer, service and rituals can create a sense of community within a congregation, but so can strawberry picking and preserving, says Paul Silverman, of Congregation Solel in Highland Park. He's invited members and others to join him and his...

    Ted Cohen, 1939-2014

     Ted Cohen, 1939-2014
    During his career as a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, Ted Cohen took an expansive view of his field, which he felt covered relationships as well as how and why everything from art to fiction to even jokes appealed to people. Mr....

    Rabbis 'changed forever' by death of son

    Rabbis 'changed forever' by death of son
    On April 1, more than 60 reform rabbis plan to shave their heads in the name of charity. The fund-raising event at the 125th annual Conference of American Rabbis at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park supports St. Baldrick's, a non-profit that raises...

    Reader photo: A quiet moment

    Reader photo: A quiet moment
    Broadway is the typical downtown street - loud, noisy and full of people. Which is what makes the moment that Rinzi Ruiz captured in the above photo so special. The street appears deserted as a man walks under the marquee of the Los Angeles Theater,...