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Linda Haase

ETHICS OF THE MOTHER

Career crisis

I recently lost the best job I ever had.  Read More »

Plain Meanings - Complex Texts

PLAIN MEANINGS - COMPLEX TEXTS

Kansas murders reveal an uplifting truth about America

It is bitterly ironic that the murderer in Overland Park, Kansas unwittingly revealed an excellent truth about America, and the place of Jews and other minorities in these great United States.  Read More »

Cindy Sher

THE CHAI ROAD

Hey Jude...

 With my mom's birthday a few days away, and Mother's Day soon after that, I was thinking about how sometimes I forget to tell my mom how much I love her and how lucky I am to be her daughter.   Read More »

Seeing Abilities in Those with Disabilities

SEEING ABILITIES IN THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

The road to Disney

This month's blog topic was super easy to decide on, not only because the month of April is Autism Awareness Month, but also because of a recent New York Times article about individuals with Autism communicating through Disney movies.  Read More »

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Our hearts and prayers are with the Jewish community of Overland Park
We pray for comfort for the families of the dead, and for the refuah shleymah of the injured.

Young Chicago Jews come together to fight hunger
Some 100 young Jewish adults volunteered on April 6 for Feed Chicago, a citywide day of service.

The power of the jester
There's this scene in National Lampoon's Vacation that gets me every time I see it.

African-American, Jewish communities come together at JUF Hunger Seder
Raising awareness of the slavery that hunger creates today

Action Needed: Illinois legislature set to address academic boycotts of Israel
Resolution SJR 59 condemns an academic boycott of Israel and needs support.

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The real story behind the orange on the seder plate
I present you here with the real story of why people put an orange on the Seder plate.

Kansas murders reveal an uplifting truth about America
It is bitterly ironic that the murderer in Overland Park, Kansas unwittingly revealed an excellent truth about America, and the place of Jews and other minorities in these great United States.

Career crisis
I recently lost the best job I ever had.

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What did the Jewish students on these two campuses do when their game of Biblical proportions clashed with Yom Kippur?

The long list of Jewish reality stars
These days it seems reality TV is taking over—this yenta is the first to admit she watches a lot of it, even though she knows she shouldn’t.

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