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  • Explaining bar and bat mitzvah

    Explaining bar and bat mitzvah
    For many Christians in the western hemisphere, including Roman Catholics, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of their coming of age. In many Protestant churches, the rite of Confirmation is seen as a mature statement of a person's faith....
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 26 Meet the author Jennifer Holland, author of books about animals, will appear for a book signing and discussion at 3 p.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family....
  • Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties

    Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties
    NEWINGTON -- Anna Reynolds and Ruth Chaffee elementary schools canceled traditional Halloween parades and parties earlier this month because of concerns that they exclude children whose families don't celebrate the holiday. "We want to make sure we're...
  • Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera

    Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera
    It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
  • 'Homeland' puts spotlight on Charlotte woman's calligraphy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Lori Sparacio's handiwork is etched on a 25-foot chalkboard at The MAYOBIRD, a Charlotte, N.C.-based chicken salad eatery. Her "swoops and swirls" have been inked on the bottoms of a bride's high-heels, between the threading of 100...
  • Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

    Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said. A hospital official...
  • Skirball exhibit looks at German film artists in U.S. during Nazi regime

    A Los Angeles County Museum of Art show on post-World War I German cinema opened last month looking at the innovative feature film directors, producers, writers, costume designers and cinematographers who created influential 1920s classics such as...
  • The Planner

    The Planner
    A list of upcoming busines events Next week Tuesday Seminar: Tax and estate planning, 7:30 a.m., Rose and Alfred Miniaci Theater, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Thirteenth annual Joint Tax and Estate Planning Seminar of the United Way...
  • Saving a local synagogue

    Saving a local synagogue
    A Temple Beth Israel board member is on a mission to keep the conservative synagogue open after a series of hurdles threatens its future. Recently the synagogue was cited with fire violations; then after a transformer blew up some of the air...
  • Man in custody after reports of vandalism at Lombard synagogue

    Man in custody after reports of vandalism at Lombard synagogue
    Employees and clergy at a synagogue in Lombard were still a bit shaken Wednesday after the west suburban temple was vandalized in an apparent hate crime. "They’re still a bit rattled," said Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S....
  • H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American life

    H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American life
    Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken died in 1956 at the age of 75. Mencken has been referred to as the "Sage of Baltimore". Primarily, Mencken was a journalist. For most of his career, he was a reporter and a columnist for The Baltimore Sun. He was also a...