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Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition

Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition
Passover starts at sundown tonight. That means it’s time for the annual Chicago Quirk round-up of how to maintain your social life – and sanity – during Passover. Even if you’re not part of the one percent of Chicagoans who are Jewish, read on. Try something new! However, if you’re not familiar with Passover and... Read more »

Have a happy holiday with these Chicago events

Have a happy holiday with these Chicago events
Christmas is upon us, and so is spending massive amounts of time with family. Whether you’re looking for a quick holiday distraction or you’re a Jewish Chicagoan with nothing to do over the next few days, here are a few Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events around our fair city. Need a little help with... Read more »

Hanukkah 2012

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Your Chicago Hanukkah 2012 celebration guide

Your Chicago Hanukkah 2012 celebration guide
Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah is here! When the sun goes down on Saturday evening, Jews around the world will light the first candle on the menorah. It’s a great tradition, but, let’s face it, that takes about two minutes. (Well, technically an hour or so since you have to wait for the candles to burn down.)... Read more »

How to have a a Kosher for Passover social life

How to have a a Kosher for Passover social life
PassoverĀ is one of my favorite holidays, but, let’s face it, not being able to eat anything “leavened” until next Saturday night pretty much kills any fun dinner plans. (For my non-Jewish readers, that mean from sundown Friday night until sundown next Saturday you have to eliminate anything that might in some way be construed as... Read more »

Your guide to Hanukkah in Chicago

Your guide to Hanukkah in Chicago
(Click here to check out my 2012 Hanukkah guide!) Happy almost first night of Hanukkah! Tonight the Jews of Chicago (and the world) will light the first candle on the Menorah. I always like it when Hanukkah overlaps with Christmas because then I feel a little more involved in the holiday festivities. You can imagine... Read more »
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L'shana Tova!

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I saw this video, and I knew I had to spread the word. What’s better than Orthodox Jews breakdancing?! L’shana Tova! Have a sweet new year!