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  • Cheshire Killer Hayes Claims He's An Orthodox Jew, Sues For Kosher Meals On Death Row

    Cheshire Killer Hayes Claims He's An Orthodox Jew, Sues For Kosher Meals On Death Row
    SOMERS — Convicted murderer and rapist Steven Hayes is suing the state Department of Correction and several officials because he claims he's an orthodox Jew and is being denied a kosher diet. It's not the first time Hayes, 51, has complained...
  • Hayes Finds Religion?

    I am thankful that Cheshire killer Steven Hayes has found religion during his incarceration and, as an Orthodox Jew, is familar with the Jewish laws dictated by the Torah [Sept. 12, courant.com, "Cheshire Killer Hayes Claims He's An Orthodox Jew, Sues For...
  • Letters: The chickens or the religious rite?

    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...
  • 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...
  • Glenview Greek Orthodox church tries to reinstate parish council president

    Glenview Greek Orthodox church tries to reinstate parish council president
    A Glenview church is seeking to reinstate its parish council president, who was removed by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago last week amid controversy involving the Glenview church's pastor. Chicago church leaders stripped James Gottreich of his...
  • 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,"...
  • No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem

    No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem
    JERUSALEM — The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown...
  • John Tavener dies at 69; composer best known for spiritual pieces

    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....
  • 'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★

    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★
    An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless. We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...
  • Chinese city restores century-old synagogue

     Chinese city restores century-old synagogue
    HARBIN, China — Two Chinese politicians and an Israeli professor are huddled around an architect's drawing. "Actually it would be better if the fence rails were shaped like Stars of David instead of crosses," politely suggests the professor, Dan...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 6 Festival The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew hosts its sixth annual Multi-Cultural Festival beginning at 11:30 a.m. at 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Event features live entertainment by the region's most popular ethnic musicians and...