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U.S. Enlisting Religious Groups to Fight Food Waste
Jan. 21, 2016
Separation of church and state? When it comes to fighting food waste, the U.S. government is looking to partner up with the faithful.
It's Not a Christmas Tree: The History of Russia's 'Yolka'
Dec. 24, 2015
When the Soviet Union rejected religion, it ditched Christmas, too — but kept the tree. Nowadays, many Russian Jews continue the yolka (New Year tree) tradition, though they've taken it to America.
America's History with Refugees
Nov. 23, 2015
In 1939, a Gallup poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed a plan for taking in 10,000 refugee children, most of them German Jews.
An unlikely match
Aug. 14, 2015
A young couple makes their relationship work across different cultures and continents.
Muslims and Jews sing, talk and protest their way to interfaith cooperation
Dec. 30, 2013
Chicago activists hope to move past historical tensions to help solve some of the city’s problems.
Local synagogue joins effort to make bar mitzvahs less flashy
Dec. 27, 2013
Religious leaders in the Chicago area are part of a national effort to make sure the deeper meaning behind bar and bat mitzvahs isn’t lost.
Mandela a hero to both Palestinians and Jews
Dec. 13, 2013
Nelson Mandela’s message of self-determination resonated strongly with both Palestinians and Israelis. But they draw differing lessons from his legacy.
Orthodox Jewish group starts ambulance transport
Nov. 1, 2013
Hatzalah Chicago has launched ambulance transport service to help Orthodox Jews in Skokie, Lincolnwood and Chicago get to hospitals of their choice.
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