In honor of Halloween, this week’s Shavua Tov is going to look at the “scariest stories” in the Jewish world – from J Street to hate crimes in California to a nuclear Iran (note that what’s scary to some is not always scary to all). Have a spooky weekend!
Q & A with Ernest H. Adams, author of “From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism”
With an original voice and a fresh perspective, Ernest H. Adams’ memoir offers a unique insight into our country’s African American, white and Jewish communities. With the keen insight of a trained psychologist, Adams brings to light the strengths, vigor and confines of those communities. The book is a hard-hitting, no holds barred story of determination, brotherhood and America’s struggle with race.
The Jewish African-American gospel music superstar Joshua Nelson is coming to the Twin Cities for a performance at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka on Saturday, November 7th and you’d be insane to miss the show. Adath is offering 2 lucky TC Jewfolk readers a free pair of tickets to hear Joshua Nelson and his band perform at Adath.
Every week, I get up here and rattle on about eating, cooking, and partaking in the smorgasbord that is Judaism, and although I’ve touched on kashrut briefly a small handful of times, we’ve never had a legitimate discussion. I’d like that to change.
Beth El Synagogue in Saint Louis Park is bringing Condoleezza Rice for an evening of conversation on Sunday, November 8th as part of its National Speaker Series. The synagogue is giving a lucky TC Jewfolk reader a free pair of tickets ($100 value) to attend the event – keep reading to learn how to win!
Where does one go for inspiration for the first column? How does one decide which idea to use? Well…sometimes you can use all of them.
TC Jewfolk’s new column PopRocks will be a place to explore pop culture with a Jewish bent – some celebrity gossip (sorry, Sean); some reactions to Judaism in television and film; and even an occasional recommendation…and sometimes just questions to chew on, like “Why haven’t they changed the name of American Movie Classics since they changed the programming choices?”
In the second installment of The Jew-Date Diaries , Rachel (a planner by nature) falls for the man of her dreams.
This isn’t just a book fair for Bubbes – some of the books are controversial, and several are written by women closer to our age bracket than that of our mothers. This is the 28th year of the Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair and these 9 authors (6 in November, 3 this spring) join the ranks of more than 250 nationally known Jewish authors who have come to the Twin Cities to speak about their books at this event over the last several decades.
Dear Shuli: I’m a young man in my late 20s, and I’m having a hard time connecting with some of my guy friends, post-college.