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Chanukah

Edible gifts show off Hannukah's delicious side

Edible gifts show off Hannukah's delicious side

Treats and other food gifts are particularly popular during the Jewish festival of lights.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas Around the World fun for all ages

Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas Around the World fun for all ages

Visitors to Christmas Around the World will stroll through 50 trees decorated by local ethnic communities, enjoy intermittent falling "snow" and see performances on the Holiday Stage.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Christmas in Napa Valley

Christmas in Napa Valley

My son was in love with a beautiful young woman whose family lives in Northern California. I was gripped with fear and I hadn't even met them yet. My (and my son's) future in-laws invited us to meet them at a resort in Yountville, a town in Napa Valley, where Thomas Keller's world-renowned F…

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

Everyone knows (or at least every Jew knows) the story of Hanukkah's origins, the story of how just a tiny amount of oil miraculously burned for eight days.

November 19, 2012 9:00 am
Potempa to talk turkey on NBC 5

Potempa to talk turkey on NBC 5

Times Columnist Philip Potempa will talk turkey and other Thanksgiving leftovers during the 9 a.m. NBC 5 Chicago television newscast for a cooking segment with anchor Rob Elgas and weather personality Ginger Zee, who like Potempa, is a Valparaiso University graduate.

November 27, 2010 12:00 am
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