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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • 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...
  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...
  • Dentists volunteer to treat Holocaust survivors

    Dentists volunteer to treat Holocaust survivors
    As they age, their teeth can end up at the bottom of their health care to-do list. But some Holocaust survivors who need urgent dental interventions are getting essential fixes, thanks to 26 dentists and specialists who have volunteered to treat them at...
  • The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere

    The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere
    The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera: 1991 — "Klinghoffer" premieres in Brussels. 1992 — San Francisco Opera stages "Klinghoffer." It will be the last new fully staged U.S. production of the opera for...
  • Matchmakers fight rise of intermarriage

    When Jewish community leader Barbara Black Goldfarb and psychologist Nancy Gold opened Elegant Introductions, a Jewish matchmaking business in 2013, the duo claimed they started the business less for financial reasons and more to stem the tide of...