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Think Our National Gun Control Debate is at an Impasse? Welcome to Chicago.

On both sides of the argument, passionate Jewish advocates in the Windy City hold firm to their positions, with little new movement made in either direction

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How I Became a Man

As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984

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Chicago Fund Gives Palestinian Youth Scholarships to Haifa University

Despite challenges and criticism, giving young students a shot at a great education

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Start Up Nation, Say ‘Shalom’ to Chicago

A new program brings Israeli start-ups to the Windy City

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What’s the Matter With Chicago?

How did a city that gave us one of the nation’s most thriving Jewish communities become ground zero for anti-Semitic agitation?

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In Chicago’s Slutwalk, Israel and Palestine Take Center Stage

Zionist marchers waving Star-of-David posters were met with giant red umbrellas designed to block out their message

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The Best Kosher Hot Dog in the World

Shaevitz’s Kosher Deli has been refining its hot dog recipe for generations, from Chicago’s North Side to Highland Park. Now, it’s perfect.

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Scenes from Chicago’s Shabbat on the Lake

An evening of beer, rap, politics, and young Jews in love

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A New Exhibit in Chicago Celebrates Saul Steinberg, Brooding Doodler

Best known for his New Yorker covers, the artist, a Jewish refugee from Romania, was full of observational snark

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Dykes vs. Kikes

Chicago’s Dyke March targets LGBTQ Jews with old-fashioned anti-Semitism

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The Day of Broken Glass

My Chicago synagogue was vandalized on Shabbat. Hours later I went there to find solace.

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Ferris Bueller and the Chamber of Secrets

This week on Unorthodox, Jason Diamond’s memoir about John Hughes, and the divinity school graduates analyzing Harry Potter as though it were a sacred text

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John Hughes for the Holidays

Jason Diamond’s wry memoir of 1980s Chicago (and 2010s Brooklyn) finds life landmarks in the awkward, lonely malcontents of The Breakfast Club and Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Saul Bellow Is Having a Very Quiet Birthday

In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’

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The Murder of the Century

A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred

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Protesters Disrupt Chicago Pro-Israel Event

Jewish Voice for Peace members heckle Rahm Emanuel and Michael Oren

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An American Mother Visits Israel on a Mission

Sirens blare as we fill out paperwork for my daughter to volunteer with the IDF

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Chicago Restaurant Offers Taste of Middle East

Jordan-born chef opens Masada, a nod to the desert fortress and his mom

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Parents: Gamers Bullying Jewish Students Online

Chicago Public Schools investigating anti-Semitic messages on ‘Clash of Clans’

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R.I.P. Harold Ramis, Comedic Film Icon

The Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters writer has died at 69

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Finding Love in a Hopeless Place: The E.R.

Tablet contributor Margarita Korol recounts a dramatic, emotional afternoon

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White Supremacists Are Using Black Metal To Promote Hate

An investigation into ‘Antichrist Kramer,’ SSP Records, and other labels suggests a history of real-world violence and bigotry

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How Politicians and Celebrities Helped Black Americans Build a Spiritual Home in Israel

A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back

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Rahm Emanuel Sends Jon Stewart a Warning

A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza

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Rahm Emanuel Throws Shade at Freedom Tower

The Chicago mayor isn’t convinced New York now has America’s tallest building

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How Will You Celebrate Allan Sherman Day?

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel inaugurates a day honoring the parody king

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Rahm Emanuel Is a Terrible Dancer After All

Despite having been a dance major during college

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Lighting Candles With the Jewish Modernists

Did the salons of 1920s Paris have a  Shabbat rival in Chicago?

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Legend of the Jewish Dwight Howard Grows

But Northwestern center Aaron Liberman just wants to play

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