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Lifestyle Changes that Last
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Whenever my mom wants to diet, instead of using the “D” word, she professes that she’s making a lifestyle change. I like the way this woman thinks.

Generation Wanderlust
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As I prepare to jet off for a week-long trip to South America, a trip I have been saving for and planning for years, I can’t help but wonder about the rise of Millennials making “hashtag wanderlust” not only a thing but a way of life.

Tomatoes and Premature PSL
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Can we talk about the recent announcement that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is coming soon? Like very soon -- Aug. 25 soon. How can this be happening to us, Chicago?

Cubs Ahead of Schedule
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The Chicago Cubs' nine-game win streak came to an end this weekend, after a dominant 15-strikeout performance by Chris Sale in a loss to the White Sox on Sunday at U.S Cellular Field.

My Wedding Subconscious
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I’m realizing that there’s one aspect of wedding planning that I can’t control and it is driving me crazy. It’s my stupid subconscious.

Out of the shadows
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I froze. There were words coming out of my mouth but I felt other-worldly – removed from my voice, my body.

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Double Chai Check-In: Laurie Grauer is building Chicago ‘A Wider Bridge’

If the whole world is, according to Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, a gesher tzar m’od, or a “very narrow bridge,” then Laurie Grauer is working tirelessly to make it wider.


Which do you enjoy reading most on Oy?

  1. 5 Inevitable High Holiday Moments in Your 20s
  2. My Tutors in Happiness
  3. Living Jewishly Lately
  4. Lifestyle Changes that Last
  5. Generation Wanderlust
Beyond the Emancipation Proclamation
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At a time when America's heroes are dwindling, filmmakers, and historians have turned to Illinois's own Abraham Lincoln for inspiration.

Double Chai Check-In: Asha Goldstein continues pursuing tikkun olam
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Asha Goldstein’s decision to convert to Judaism was not about her. Although becoming a Jew by choice in 2008 played a big role in developing her identity as a Jewish woman, Goldstein’s embrace of Judaism was more about adopting a set of values that emphasizes helping others, and bringing her family closer.

Presenting the 2015 Chicago Jewish 36 under 36 list!
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From entrepreneurs, to educators, to Jewish professionals paving the way for the future, this city is full of talented, giving, forward-thinking young adults striving to make the world a better place. Take a look at the list!


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