By Amy Balmuth
For Millenials, virtual Shabbat motivates neighborhood connections
At 5 pm on Fridays, Julia Logan pushes back her desk, moves her work screen aside and dims the lighting. In her small apartment dining room, amidst twinkling lights in mason jars, she sets a Shabbat table for one and joins a Zoom call of seven other young adults in Chicago, and across the country….
The RBG exhibit was daunting, not inspiring — until I did some soul-searching
As a left-leaning, Jewish, female millennial, I am the target demographic for the Notorious RBG exhibit, which offers visitors a walk through the beloved Supreme Court Justice’s formidable life. Attending the exhibit, however, I realized that she and I have depressingly little in common. I know that our world is wracked by injustice and we…
Letter From Chicago: Toasting And Posting To Instagram At Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar
I’ve been to my fair share of Christmas-themed bars, which I enjoy just as much as the next Chicagoan. As a Jew, however, I’m maybe more able to take a step back and ask myself: Is this what Santa would have wanted? Could an elf kick back and relax here? How many Candy Cane martinis…
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