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Munster rabbi prepares to commemorate international Jewish icon

Munster rabbi prepares to commemorate international Jewish icon

MUNSTER | Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are set to gather Tuesday in a New York City borough of Queens to honor the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s death.

June 28, 2014 9:41 pm Photos

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Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has promised "an announcement Monday morning you won't want to miss," following an epic, two-day Twitter rant where he condemned weak Republican leadership, gay-marriage supporters, liberal Christian ministers and activist judges.

February 14, 2014 11:15 am Related
RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

GARY | Adam Klein was 18 years old when L.A. Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green opted not to play on Sept. 26, 2001.

September 12, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Peace can become real, if we all will it

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Peace can become real, if we all will it

Peace is the state of mutual harmony between people or groups. Is this idea or concept really achievable, or is it a dream or fantasy? Theoretically, it is a word we all understand, but is it an idea that we want to bring to fruition? In the liturgy of world religions, peace is a core and pi…

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
Region's prominent Jewish leader retiring

Region's prominent Jewish leader retiring

MUNSTER | Sitting in the library at Temple Beth-El, Rabbi Michael Stevens reflected on his 36 years as a congregational rabbi and how music eventually led him to his calling.

May 31, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Jewish tradesmen, entrepreneurs create fabric of Jews in the region

Beginning in the mid-19th century, Northwest Indiana offered opportunities for the many waves of people who brought their skills, trades and beliefs to help mold the communities where they settled.

April 07, 2012 12:00 am
Serving God, mankind essential to Judaism

Serving God, mankind essential to Judaism

"Judaism is a complicated belief. It is a combination of religious and societal. It calls for improvement of the world and helping your fellow man."

April 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

K'Ton Ton preschoolers, including Zainab Mohiuddin, center, wait to be called for lunch at the school at The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Preschoolers James Tauber, left, and Thomas Novak play at K'Ton Ton preschool at The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

From left, Morris Silverman, Sharon Bartel, Tzippi Waternov and David Vaughn pray durning a morning prayer service at Congregation Beth Israel in Munster.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Preschoolers wait in line at K'Ton Ton preschool at The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster. The preschool enrollment is made up of about 25 percent Jewish children and is open to the public.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Marty Erann reads through the Book of Ruth during a morning prayer service at Congregation Beth Israel in Munster.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Marty Erann, left, and Rabbi Ben Kramer pray during a morning prayer service at Congregation Beth Israel in Munster.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Tenants of Judaism make serving God, mankind essential

Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Ben Kramer reads the story of Ruth to preschoolers at KTon Ton preschool for the celebration of Purim at The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

March 29, 2012 5:20 pm
How to take a can-do attitude to Passover foods

How to take a can-do attitude to Passover foods

During Passover each year much of the culinary focus is on the seder, the celebratory meal that commemorates the Jewish liberation and exodus from ancient Egypt.

March 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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How to take a can-do attitude to Passover foods

How to take a can-do attitude to Passover foods

The special dietary restrictions that go with Passover can challenge even the most creative of cooks to come up with interesting meals.

March 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Purim: A good story and a great feast

Purim: A good story and a great feast

For Jews who love to cook and eat, this holiday is a favorite.

February 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Purim: A good story and a great feast

Purim: A good story and a great feast

Purim has been summed up in this way: They tried to kill us, we won, so let's eat!

February 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Valentine's Day has mass appeal, but ostensibly Christian holiday not celebrated by all

Valentine's Day has mass appeal, but ostensibly Christian holiday not celebrated by all

When Michael Steinberg was a kid, he attended public school and exchanged cards with friends on Valentine's Day.

February 13, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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