The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins Wednesday night at sundown and the High Holidays will conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur. Each holiday has prayers and songs that are heard only on these specific days. Now, many more can enjoy them thanks to the group Chicago a cappella.
Communities are having a problem with vacant properties in this recession. They’re struggling to generate tax revenues, properties are deteriorating with neglect, and neighboring property values are plummeting. Most towns are scrambling to find new tenants for these buildings: businesses,
An Illinois state senator wants a gun advocacy group to apologize for comparing alleged attacks on gun owners to the actions of Nazi Germany. In the April issue of GunNews, publisher Guns Save Life uses a gold Star of David with an article that compares the treatment of Jews during the Holocaus
Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish Festival of Lights. That's Hanukkah. Or… Chanukah? What is the right way to spell it, anyway? “I spell Chanukah C-H-A-N-U-K-A-H,” said Esther Sabo, manager of Tel Aviv Kosher Bakery on Devon Avenue.