A few years ago, I read an article attempting to parse the seemingly random trends in baby names. Sociologists tried to figure out why there now seem to be a glut of baby Isabellas, but nary a baby Lisa in sight.
Rabbi Brant Rosen, 47, remembers vividly the night he met his future congregant, Boris Furman, 58.He was applying for the position of rabbi at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston and attended a party thrown by the search committee.
Alison Cuddy hosted a roundtable discussion reviewing the top religion stories of the year. She was joined by Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear and DePaul University religious studies professor Scott Paeth.