| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement Wednesday.
"According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:56 PM
It is a long way from Chicago to Germany, and for Judith Levi, granddaughter of German Jews who fled the Nazis, it's an even longer journey toward reconciliation with a people she associated with evil.
Levi will discuss her journey in a slideshow...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center's annual Holiday Bazaar in Highland Park is more than a way to get a jump on gift shopping.
Now in its 12th year, the bazaar was a life-changing, career-making experience for Alyssa Knobel, a former volunteer who is...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
An Evanston rabbi has resigned from his congregation because of what he described as long-standing tension over his solidarity with Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
Brant Rosen, who has been at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation for 17...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Last month, Séverine Sokol took over as the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Newport News, the first woman to hold the role on a permanent basis there. She succeeded interim Rabbi Lawrence Forman, rabbi emeritus of Ohef Sholem Temple in Norfolk, who led the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:35 AM
AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program, is providing volunteers to Palm Beach County's Jewish social-welfare agencies to aid senior citizens who need stimulation and companionship.
In Boca Raton, a volunteer at Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:02 PM
KISSIMMEE — The state's star witness in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case couldn't remember anything particularly violent or damaging about accused American Front leader Marcus Faella during opening testimony Wednesday.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The other day, for the first time in a long while, I climbed the broad staircase into the lobby of Israel's National Library, seeking some solace in a city lately rent by mindless murders and reprisals, by rioting and racism, by the drone of extremists...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:58 PM
This article contains language some readers might find offensive.
An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...