Archive for March 2013

Easter Sunday Service at The Moody Church

I’ll be live blogging the service below.

Goodman Theatre's 'Measure' anything but measured with Shakespeare's play

Goodman Theatre's 'Measure' anything but measured with Shakespeare's play
Shakespeare’s plays are comparable, in some ways, to the paintings of Mark Rothko. The more one tries to imitate or to tweak them, the more one realizes how delicately and deliberately balanced they are, and how hopelessly they collapse if the balancing act is frustrated. Robert Falls‘ interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” at the... Read more »

At MCA Chicago, music tempts

At MCA Chicago, music tempts
Faith, it seems, can’t exist without temptation. The serpent seduces Eve with the promise of omniscience; the devil tests Jesus in the wilderness; and entrapment is also central to many Buddhist narratives. Without the presentation of dangerous blunders disguised as luscious alternatives, everyone would be a saint, which is to say there would be no... Read more »
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A tale of 2 Chicago synagogues' approach to children

A tale of 2 Chicago synagogues' approach to children
In his presentation on “Law and Border” at the Limmud Chicago 2013 conference on Feb. 17, Rabbi Avi Finegold, an education consultant, outlined two very different approaches to the Jewish ritual called eruv. An eruv is essentially a loophole that allows observant Jews to carry things on the Sabbath. For Orthodox Jews, who do not... Read more »