| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:50 PM
In a parking lot behind a Pico Boulevard building, inside a makeshift tent of metal poles and tarps, a man in a white coat and black skullcap grabs a white-feathered hen under the wings and performs an ancient ritual.
He circles the chicken in the air...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Burbank residents Marisa L. Gallegos and Alejandro Acosta were married in July at the Castaway restaurant. Archbishop David Leon Cooper, of the Catholic Orthodox church, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Janet M. Gallegos of Burbank and the...
| 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 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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
JERUSALEM — After four years of marriage, Tamar Tessler filed for divorce, taking her infant daughter and embarking on what she hoped would be a new chapter of her life.
Today that daughter is 36 years old — and Tessler is still awaiting the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Rapidly fading New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is giving new meaning to the word chutzpah and it is a slant that would make even his online sexting alter ego, Carlos Danger, blush.
On Wednesday, hours before the beginning of the Jewish...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Christians in the Middle East fear that an attack by the United States on Syria could backfire on Christians.
“There is major consensus amongst the Christian leaders in this region that any military intervention would have a detrimental effect...
| Sep 1, 2013
Outdoor festivals return to Hampton Roads with a vengeance when autumn leaves start to fall.
You'll find a celebration for most every inclination. Seafood, peanuts, sophisticated sculpture, homey crafts, Egyptian culture, indie music, gospel — all...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Across the spectrum of faith, northwest suburban religious leaders say they've seen in their congregations an alarming trend: more gray hair.
In response to the aging demographics, pastors, priests and rabbis in Lake Zurich, Grayslake and across the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The conflicted double life of Israeli Orthodox Jew Shadar Hadar, 34, might be as formidable to manage as that of an international spy. Though deeply and defiantly religious, he typically around midnight "trades his knitted white yarmulke" for a "wavy...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:45 PM
A 27-year-old Downers Grove man faces first-degree murder charges after his mother was fatally shot and found in the parking lot of a Burr Ridge church, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Michael Zaky Bassaly of Downers Grove is scheduled to...