While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.
A Telling Stage Tale: Chicago premiere of 'Signs of Life' recalls true story Czech ghetto of Holocaust
Virginia S. Criste, creator of "Signs of Life," a musical drama that unfolds the true story of the Czech ghetto Theresienstadt, describes her work as "one of the most fascinating and least known stories of the Holocaust."
"The Pianist of Willesden," now extended until May 25, 2013 at Royal George Theatre in Chicago stars Mona Golabek narrating a tale of music and a child's brave spirit during Nazi Germany in World War II.
Valparaiso University student Guy Shabtay displays his family recipe for Israeli Salad, a simple combination of diced fresh vegetables, including cucumber, onion and tomatoes, tossed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
A photograph from 1944 shows Jewish military at Yom Kippur services in Luxembourg during World War II. It is one of the images features in the traveling exhibit of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York on display in Skokie, Ill. until June 17.
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Valerie and Tomas Medina, Three Oaks, Michigan
Oksana Zemach, left, visiting from Israel, prepares a meal at the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster. Zemach, her husband, Chami, and their children are teaching people about Israel as part of a worldwide mission program.
Oksana Zemach, right, visiting from Israel, prepares a meal with members of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster.
Carol Culberg, right, of Munster, gets some pointers as Oksana Zemach, visiting from Israel, prepares a meal last week at the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana. Zemach and her husband, Chami, and their children are part of the Jewish Family Project and are going around the world teachin…
I have seen and heard the anti-Semitic, Jew-hating members of the "Occupy Wall Street" crowd in the media. But I have not seen nor heard prominent Democrats repudiating this rather significant element of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators. Instead, I have heard President Barack Obama and…
SISU Home Entertainment, $14.95, Ages 3 to 8 "The Sticky Shofar" by Shalom Sesame and Sesame Street
SISU Home Entertainment, $14.95, Ages 3 to 8 "Adventures in Israel" by Shalom Sesame and Sesame Street
Linda Dunn, project director for the Bertha and Dan Rabin Library at Temple Beth-El in Munster, says it's the parade of song hits that sum up the creativity on display for a new free exhibit.
Nora Fiffer (seated) plays the title character in "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," now extended at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago through Aug. 7, playing a sick and contrary woman who recalls her youth to caregiver Menelik, played by Usman Ally, while Marilyn Dodds Frank, in background, pla…
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Re-creating the miracle of light entering a dark world begins at sundown Wednesday when Jews around the world celebrate Hanukkah, a holiday that honors a 2,174-year-old event in Jewish history.
Holocaust survivor and Terra Haute resident Eva Kor speaks Friday to students from various Valparaiso schools in the high school auditorium. Kor was taken by the Nazis to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 with her twin sister, Miriam, where they were subjected to experiments at the behest…
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