Commentary  Chai Lights

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NEHEMIAH_HASAK

Many of us have only read about the creation of the Jewish state in history books. But Nehemiah didn’t just read about Israel’s founding—he was there to witness it.

CindyFreedomCommentary

In this season of Passover, what do we wish to free ourselves from spiritually ? What -- far from Mizrayim, or Egypt -- still shackles us?

bridemud

The Garden of paradise may be gone, but our hopes for happy marriages endure.

CindyColumnWorld-790

Now, the cultural conversation around sexual harassment and assault in the workplace takes centerstage as almost every day, more women (and some men) call out their aggressors for bad behavior. 

miracles

December in the Chicago Jewish community means two events are fast approaching--Chanukah and YLD's Big Event Fundraiser.

Dandelion_Cindy

Every night before my head hits the pillow, I record one blessing from the day on my iPhone notepad.

letters2children

During this past summer's tumultuous news of hate rallies, terrorism, and hurricanes, I was lucky enough to get lost in a world of letters--love letters, that is, written from Jewish adults to children.

Did you live a year that mattered, and did you fill it with meaning?

Candles

I've been contemplating age a lot this year because I'm turning a number ending in "0"--and starting with "4"--at the end of the year.

Hydepark

In the middle of our country, I was able to witness something beautiful.

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