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  • Philip Berg dies at 84; founder of Kabbalah Centre

    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. The...
  • John Tavener dies at 69; composer best known for spiritual pieces

    Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
  • Steer clear of the purity people

    I used to think of myself as a purist about language but have come to see that as dangerous. Look at the Purity People around and decide whether you wanted to be numbered among that lot. In the Republican Party, the tea party crowd is on the alert for...
  • Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot

     Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot
    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...
  • News of the Weird: Painting With the Vomit of Houseflies

    News of the Weird: Painting With the Vomit of Houseflies
    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...
  • Greece's Balkan inheritance is heavy

    PARIS -- The Balkans are historically apart from Europe for two reasons, one religious and the other political. This has everything to do with the present crisis of Greece and the future of Greece's membership in -- or perhaps its departure from -- the...
  • Arab spring best left alone

    PARIS -- The cry from the Obama administration's policy desks since last week is how "we" can "get this revolution back on track." "We" are not only talking about the Cairo revolution, but the revolutionary Arab springtime as a whole, with all of its...
  • Judge Basil A. Thomas, whose legal career spanned almost 80 years, dies

    Judge Basil A. Thomas, whose legal career spanned almost 80 years, dies
    Former Baltimore City Circuit Judge Basil A. Thomas, whose legal career spanned more than seven decades, died Friday of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 98. "He's my guy. Basil lived a long and full...
  • John N. Proakis, TV repairman

    John N. Proakis, TV repairman
    John N. Proakis, a veteran TV repairman who was a co-founder of Lane TV and was known to his customers as "The TV Man," died Friday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of congestive heart failure. He was 90. The son of Greek immigrants from Chios,...
  • Florida travel calendar for October

    Florida travel calendar for October
    Check out festivals and events in October across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below: This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Jewish secularism on rise, Pew survey finds

    Jewish secularism on rise, Pew survey finds
    Growing up Jewish, Marilyn McLaughlin loved lighting the braided candle and singing to mark the end of Shabbat. She relished studying the Talmud and weighing its ethical questions. But sitting in synagogue left her cold. "I was stuffed with religion,"...