TCJewfolk.com reviews Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation, a new collection of essays about 20 and 30 something members of the Jewish community.
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A Twin Cities program helps domestic abuse survivors move into a new phase in their lives. Here’s your chance to help by becoming an advocate.
Just changing a lightbulb for a senior client of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, like Marsha, can bring a lot of light into her life
Win free tickets to this play that is part comedy, part drama, part fable about death, science, faith and redemption.
Friends don’t let friends eat Matzah after Passover. But then what am I supposed to do with all the extra boxes in my cupboard?
The Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival is looking for artists for the 2011 festival. Last year was a smash and this year’s should be just as fun.
Like the house Anne Frank lived in when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis, Sukkot is a secret holiday, translated literally, as booths. Sukkot is a pilgrim’s holiday, honoring those who wandered forty years in the desert and those who made arduous journeys to the holy temple of Jerusalem while living in temporary dwellings along the way. A symbol of life’s fragility, it is made of branches and beams with ample space for the intrusions of sun and rain.
It has just been announced that Sacha Baron Cohen, the Jewish comic actor known for Borat and Bruno, will play a pushy Israeli tour guide on the Simpsons 21st season, set to air in the United States in March 2010. Simpsons producer Al Jean promised that the episode – named “The greatest story ever Doh’ed” – will “be a show that all faiths can come together and be offended by.”
1. Think of all your sins. Can you really atone for them in one week? Were any of them worth it? Which ones? 2. Be a Jewish fashionista. Count the diamonds and the rolexes in your row. Comment on the skirt lengths. Be judgmental. You have until the last shofar blows to repent.
The national Jewish student magazine “New Voices” waded into controversy this week with the publication of an article entitled “The Hillel Monopoly: why one student organization can’t cater to every Jewish student.” Let’s join the debate.
“Ask Shuli” is TC Jewfolk’s yiddishe equivalent of Dear Abby or my personal favorite, Ask Amy, with a healthy dose of guilt sprinkled in. If you’ve ever wondered how the hell (sorry, momala) to explain Simchat Torah to your non-Jewish boss, ask Shuli. Or, is pre-marital sex good for the Jews? What’s keeping your pretty little keppe (head) up at night? What’s fueling your Happy Hour conversations? I’m here to answer your questions… And I’m just like you. Only cuter.
I am not going to use this space to lecture you on the things you must do this year on Rosh Hashanah – the commitments you must make to God, the prayers you must sing, the blessings you must recite. The traditions of this holiday are numerous, and for many of us, perhaps even a [...]
The next two months are a whirlwind on the Jewish calendar. With the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah rolling out one after another in September and October, it is enough to get your head in a twist and your tongue tied. Why are they called the High Holidays? [...]