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Goodbye, Peanut
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04/14/2015

The Charles Tillman era has come to an end in Chicago as the creator and master of the “Peanut Punch” made his windy city departure official, inking a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

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04/13/2015

“Hey, how are you? What’s new?”
“Oh, not much, what’s new with you?”
“Nothing new here.”
“Yeah, same old, same old.”

Matzah, the Holocaust and the Jewish Drive
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04/09/2015

After the Nazis had fled Bergen-Belsen knowing their demise was imminent, Izzy Starck and some friends searched the Nazi barracks to find a bunch of rifles. They were starving – that wasn’t what they were looking for.

The Seder Plate of Me
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04/08/2015

Passover is one of my favorite holidays. My third favorite, in fact. One element I enjoy is the Seder Plate and the items we put on it. In general, we Jews like to use symbols – or in the case of Passover, food – to represent things. It’s why, especially during this holiday, if I walk past a fellow Jew all I have to do is shout, “Represent!” and they know exactly what’s going on.

Matzo Musings
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04/07/2015

Passover has always been my favorite Jewish holiday. Not for the funky food — and definitely not for the candy fruit slices that taste like Tums — but for the people. Passover, more than any other holiday, has been a special time to for our family and friends to congregate.

Path of love
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04/06/2015

We're consumed by images and rhetoric in the media of human turmoil and strife—a world crying out for repair.

Jewish Sports Headlines – April 2015
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04/01/2015

Every year at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Jewish basketball coaches get together to give out the Red Auerbach Best Coach Award.

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An interview with Ivanka Trump
04/14/2015

The name 'Trump' has been a household name for decades. But lately Donald is sharing the spotlight with the younger generation of Trumps—his sons and his daughter, Ivanka.

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8 Questions for Yuri Lane: Beatboxer, hip-hop performer and YouTube sensation
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04/07/2015

I first saw Yuri Lane doing a beatbox workshop at JCC Apachi summer camp. I was immediately taken with his combination of beatbox and harmonica. I had never seen anything like it.

18 Chicago Foods to Carb-Cram before Passover
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03/26/2015

Passover is almost here, which means Jews everywhere are about to embark on their annual religiously mandated Atkins diet. We know parting with sweet, sweet gluten for eight days can lead to agonizing, salad-filled melancholy – especially in a foodie city like Chicago – so now is the time to load up, friends.

8 Questions for David Schwartzbaum: Comedian, improv veteran, JCC programmer
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03/10/2015

I met David Schwartzbaum at JCC Apachi Day Camp, and have worked with him there in a number of capacities over the last five years, but our connection also extends beyond entertaining Jewish children and into the realm of performance theater. David started performing theater and comedy in Miami before moving to Philadelphia and becoming the founder and co-artistic director of The Off-Color Theatre Company.

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