| 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...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria — At a makeshift bus stop across from an expanse of bullet-riddled buildings, three elderly women stepped onto a packed van destined for the Syrian capital's northeastern suburbs, neighborhoods largely under the sway of anti-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:04 AM
A request by a Glenview church to suspend its priest until the conclusion of a criminal investigation that involves him has prompted a sharp rebuke from the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, who then ordered the removal of the parish council...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Petro Kosmides, a retired quality-control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83.
Born in Baltimore, he was known...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This weekend marks the 33rd installment or Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church's Odyssey: A Greek Festival, full of Greek everything: food, music, dancing, culture and more. Old favorites return, like the Greek marketplace, giant tag sale, kids' rides and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
On a trip to Israel in 1964, Philip Berg, a high-flying insurance salesman from Brooklyn, crossed paths with an aging rabbi renowned for his grasp of kabbalah, an esoteric strain of Jewish mysticism. Neither Berg nor kabbalah would ever be the same.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible.
The meeting on the Southwest...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The witness bore no resemblance to actor Brad Pitt or former Secretary of State Colin Powell, but she testified Friday that she typed letters and emails that appeared to come from them and the messages were sent to best-selling romance novelist Jude...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.
The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles.
Readers have noticed --...
| Sep 14, 2013
Re "Animal rites protest," Sept. 12
Regarding the use of live chickens in the sacrificial Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot, I have to ask: What would Sholem Aleichem say?
In the late 19th century, this great Yiddish humorist wrote a story in which he...