Jewish Journal

  • Liselotte Hanock

    by Jane Ulman

    February 15, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    Liselotte Hanock — née Ortner — was sent by her grandmother to buy food on a cold, rainy November afternoon in 1944. She was wearing only a light...

  • Valentine’s Day: Use what you’ve got

    by Leo Margul, JointMedia News Service

    February 14, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Valentine’s Day can be a tough time for a young Jew. Fancy restaurants do not cater well to our people. The last time I took a lady to a snooty eatery,...

  • My Single Peeps: Sonia S.

    by Seth Menachem

    February 9, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    Sonia doesn’t look or sound like your typical Jewish girl next door. Sure, she’s loud — but her accent is more Charo than Bette Midler. Her clothing...

  • Brides reflect: the most important takeaways for wedding planning

    by Alina Dain Sharon/ JointMedia News Service

    February 7, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    On my wedding day last fall, I was very nervous. My husband and I planned our celebration, to be held in Chicago, entirely on our own and all the way from...

  • Whether a bed, or help figuring out what to do in one, some kosher options for Valentine’s Day

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    February 6, 2012 | 4:25 pm

    On Valentine’s Day, for a people tasked in the Bible with being fruitful and multiplying, what goods are good for the Jews?

    Perhaps sex toys from an...

  • Ernest Braunstein

    by Jane Ulman

    February 1, 2012 | 5:47 pm

    Ernest Braunstein was walking back to his barracks at the Bor labor camp, in Yugoslavia, when he spotted a man suspended from a post by his wrists,...

  • Candace B.

    by Seth Menachem

    February 1, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    Candace was raised in the Valley, a typical middle-class Jewish upbringing, where her family raised her with the hope that she’d do better financially...

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