| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A Westmont man with a reported history of mental illness who authorities said had a cache of weapons and "thousands of rounds" of ammunition at his home was charged Friday with vandalizing a Lombard synagogue.
John White, 40, of Tartan Lakes Drive,...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 12:40 PM
In a landmark gesture to the country’s Arab minority, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the town of Kafr Qasim to pay tribute to victims killed by Israeli troops in an incident that remains a gaping wound for Israel’s Arab citizens...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The community is invited to the world premiere complimentary screening of the documentary "Treblinka's Last Witness" on Oct. 21 at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St. in Miami.
The documentary, produced by WLRN Public Television,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:25 PM
When Sam Fishman, 15, and David Greenberg, 16, two friends from Chicago, recently came to Boca Raton to compete as baseball players in the JCC Maccabi Games, neither knew what to expect.
It was the first time the two boys had participated in the Games...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Not-really-that-great Spoiler Alert: "The Simpsons" has been promising a major character's death for more than a year now, and the Sunday night premiere was the supposed delivery of that promise.
So who did they off? Apu? Montgomery Burns? Sideshow Bob?...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:44 PM
International fashion chain Zara has apologized and stopped selling a children’s shirt after complaints that the garment evoked uniforms worn by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.
The shirt has horizontal blue and white stripes and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
"I was always kind of a nerdy kid," says Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, scanning her extensive book collection in the Evanston condo she shares with her husband and sons. "Aha! Here it is," she says, pulling out the first book she ever wrote, a pastel-colored...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Ever since the cease fire between Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian terrorist organization that rules Gaza — was negotiated this summer, there has been much speculation as to what Israel should be doing regarding Hamas and the Palestinian...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Men who care about having great times together — as well as helping the community — now have more to enjoy with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's new Men's Division.
A sold-out crowd kicked off the men's season in high...