| Jan 28, 2012
| 12:43 PM
After 90 years of repairing shoes and other leather goods, Hack's Shoe Repair, a fixture in Waverly since 1922, will close its doors for good this week.
Its owner, Frank Booker, a veteran cobbler who has owned and operated the business in the 3400...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:05 PM
A Newport Beach man's painted impression of his wife's Jewish cooking won him first place in the professional category at a recent Jewish art competition.
Max Yamada placed first in the My Jewish Journey contest at the Merage Jewish Community Center of...
| Sep 20, 2012
Trotting out familiar flavors in unexpected guises is almost de rigueur among serious young chefs these days, but few can match the wit and imagination on display at Trenchermen, a not-quite-3-month-old restaurant in Wicker Park.
| Sep 29, 2012
— Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches.
There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...
| Feb 9, 2012
Nosh Fest III, a benefit Jewish ethnic food festival, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Temple Beth Emet, 4807 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City. More than 2,000 are expected to attend.
"Admission" will be five items of canned goods or other...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:43 PM
A server scraped the bottom of the large pot of crab soup — the first variety to run out — to dish out one last cup.
Not far behind were the turkey sausage and white bean soup, and the mushroom barley soup.
While most of the diners at the...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:36 PM
One-year-old Daniel Herman isn't a big fan of matzo, said his mother, Ahuva Herman. But any lingering fussiness from the past eight days disappeared Sunday as Daniel got his baby teeth into a piece of egg bagel.
He bounced and giggled on his mother's lap...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:03 PM
LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless.
Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
| Mar 28, 2012
The Passover story of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt resonates particularly strongly for people like Wolfgang "Wolfie" Rauner who escaped Nazi persecution for a new life in the United States.
Rauner, 83, arrived here June 21,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Lotta talk these days about Bolon Yokte, the Mayan god in charge of bad things, including war, conflict, the underworld and “Gangnam Style.” It is Yokte, as he is known among the wags knocking ’em back most nights at Red’s in...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:03 AM
For those who prefer holiday music that's performed at a high artistic level, this will be a noteworthy weekend – as well as an historic one.
Specifically, a Christmas-music tradition in Chicago is coming to an end, while a Hanukkah musical...