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  • Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech

    Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech
    There’s been a great deal of celebration about UC Berkeley sticking to its invitation to Bill Maher as a commencement speaker. Free speech in the cradle of the free speech movement, students should be open to provocative views that differ from their...
  • Jerusalem remains tense as Al Aqsa mosque partially reopens

    Jerusalem remains tense as Al Aqsa mosque partially reopens
    Jerusalem remained tense Friday as the Al Aqsa mosque was partially reopened to Muslim worshipers while Palestinians clashed with police around the city in a "day of rage" against Israeli policies. A temporary ban on access to the Muslim holy site was...
  • The God Squad: How long have we prayed for the dead?

    Q: My husband died in April of this year after a three-year battle with cancer. At the wake, the priest asked us to pray for his soul. Other than, "May he rest in peace," what prayers did he have in mind? In mourning. — C., Melville, NY A: Most...
  • Allentown JCC to reveal new squash courts at open house

    Allentown JCC to reveal new squash courts at open house
    You may have never played squash, or only think of it as a side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner, but it's also one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Soon, Lehigh Valley residents will have an opportunity to join in the craze. With the...
  • Untangling 5 myths about the Berlin Wall

    November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
  • Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities

    Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore saw the biggest jump in private donations in 2013 among some of the state's largest charities while the University of Maryland at College Park experienced the largest decline in gifts raised last year, according to...
  • Holocaust documentary reveals father's rescue story to son

    Holocaust documentary reveals father's rescue story to son
    Highland Park resident Steve Keller has many questions he'd like to ask his late father, Robert Keller, one of 50 Jewish children who were brought from Austria to America in 1939 as Nazi Germany was ratcheting up the evil apparatus that soon would...
  • Park Ridge theater to stage children's opera performed in Nazi camp

     Park Ridge theater to stage children's opera performed in Nazi camp
    Petite Opera Productions is, true to its name, small. The Park Ridge-based company, dedicated to introducing new audiences to opera in nonstuffy settings, doesn't usually fly in a guest performer and pay expenses for a nearly monthlong stay. And yet...
  • The grand arc of Richard Lewis' career – on DVD

    The grand arc of Richard Lewis' career – on DVD
    Even among great artists, virtuosity is acquired, not innate. Ella Fitzgerald's recordings as a teenager are pleasant, but they don't hint at the spectacular flights she eventually would achieve as a scat singer. Frank Sinatra sounded quite polished...
  • L'Chaim Center celebrates permanent home in Deerfield

    L'Chaim Center celebrates permanent home in Deerfield
    L'Chaim Center; take two. "We are officially open," said a beaming Rabbi David Begoun, who, with his wife, Ali, founded the center in 2008. Now, its permanent home at 405 Lake Cook Road will have a grand opening celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday....
  • Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

    Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove
    An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his...