| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Travelers to France find a rich and constantly changing palette of cultural and historic sights. Here's a review of what's new or different in la belle France for 2013:
Increasingly, attractions in Paris and beyond are adding online ticketing, which lets...
| Jun 22, 2014
Church should be a place of peace and understanding, where you go for answers.
But those are hard to come by as a Greek Orthodox priest in Glenview faces a felony charge in the theft of more than $100,000 from his former church in Milwaukee.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Recently, I was talking with a conservative friend of mine about the drama in Gaza. I knew this individual to be thoughtful about world events and staunchly pro-Israel in outlook. It was sometime after our mutual condemnation of Hamas that our...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Q: Just talked with two field engineers working on the American Parkway Bridge. The huge mound of fill between Front Street and the new overpass they're building to the east has to be removed. They estimate a delay of six months. The 'fill hill' has a lot...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:01 AM
It wasn't hard to get six rabbis to speak at an event together. The problem, anticipates Rabbi Josh Broide, will be getting them to speak for only 10 minutes apiece.
Jokes aside, Broide said the "Night of Inspiration," scheduled for Monday at Olympic...
| Jan 3, 2009
A few final thoughts about the holidays, and then we'll move on.
Silent night? Where? I'm still waiting.
We stayed up well past midnight Christmas Eve playing Scrabble. It was loud and hyper-competitive, just what I look for in a holiday like Christmas....
| Dec 10, 2013
Before Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem -- holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions -- has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times. Its fabled old-...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
PARIS -- The Ukraine crisis and the German-American dispute over American intelligence and National Security Agency practices are without much doubt the beginning of the end of the American-dominated Europe we have known since the collapse of Communism....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It is only a week away. Next Friday will be November 22nd and the 50th anniversary. Dallas is steeling itself for the attention, the crowds, the people everywhere with their smartphones taking pictures. Nothing is real now till it is becoming an image....
| Jan 12, 2012
If you think Rick Santorum is a weird, pious wackadoo, try being a female walking around certain ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Israel with your ankles showing.
FOR THE RECORD:
Religion: Meghan Daum, in her Jan. 12 Op-Ed column...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published.
I wanted to run it before this holiday...