Being Jewish

All About Rosh Hashanah


With the High Holidays quickly approaching, we always like a quick refresher on what these celebrations are all about. If you’re anything like us, the information you *may* have gained during your Sunday School years is not always at the ...

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Who the Folk?! | Keren Kroul


Minneapolis-based painter, Keren Kroul, talks about how her memories of growing up in Israel and South America influence her Jewish identity and her artwork. Sounds interesting, right? It is. You grew up in Mexico, Israel and Costa Rica. How did you end ...

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Party Thanksgivukkah Style on Wednesday Night


Thanksgivukkah. By now we all know how about this rare and historic convergence. We all celebrate Hanukkah. We all celebrate Thanksgiving. As the phenomenon of Thanksgivukkah touches every American Jew, it makes sense that not only Jewish media but much ...

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The New (Old) Dilemma of the Modern Jew

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To use Tevye’s method of dissecting a problem, on the one hand, Judaism is an ancient religion. We, as Jews, define ourselves by our ability to act within a unified community where our practices bind us to each other and God. By bending Judaism to the aesthetics of a modern world, it loses its identity and ceases to be the community-defining force it has traditionally been.

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