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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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8 Questions for Charlie Schwartz: Rabbi, educator-technologist and pseudo-prophet

God recently spoke to Rabbi Charlie Schwartz. Which is weird, because he doesn’t believe in a God that has a voice. But the experience was so unexpected, and so meaningful, that he shared an ELI Talk about it and the lessons he walked away with this past June in Chicago.


Which do you enjoy reading most on Oy?

  1. 5 Inevitable High Holiday Moments in Your 20s
  2. Living Jewishly Lately
  3. My Tutors in Happiness
  4. Lifestyle Changes that Last
  5. Let’s create an American Jewish holiday
Double Chai Check-In: Laurie Grauer is building Chicago ‘A Wider Bridge’
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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.

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.


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