WATCH: Rabbi Aaron Weininger Speaks At Gov. Walz’s Press Conference

On Saturday afternoon, Adath Jeshurun Congregation Rabbi Aaron Weininger, co-chair of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association, was one of the many faith leaders that spoke at Gov. Tim Walz’s press conference to discuss the protests and riots in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. The video is courtesy of MPR News.

Late-Night Protesters ‘Are Not Us,’ Walz Says

As protests the last several days have turned into window-smashing, building-torching riots, Minnesota leaders are suggesting that many of those involved in the worst of the damage are not from here. At a Saturday morning press conference, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said that he was told that all the people arrested in his city. […]

Aleinu. It Is On Us.

George Floyd was murdered under the knees of a police officer, along with three accomplices. In many faith traditions, knees are used to bend in reverence to holiness. Reverend Ted Tollefson inspired my sisters and me to write this piece from the Jewish perspective as we head into the festival of Shavuot.  Aleinu. It is […]

It’s Not About Us

Sometimes it’s OK to sit one out. That’s a hard thing for a journalist to hear with a potential story nearby, but there are times when that’s the right thing to do. That was a call we made yesterday and we stand by it for several reasons. The potential story involved graffiti near Shir Tikvah […]

Community Coming Together For Zoom Shavuot

Just as Zoom became an integral part of the Passover seder and the weekly Friday and Saturday services, Shavuot – which begins Thursday night, May 28 – is also joining Judaism’s digital revolution. And much of the Twin Cities Jewish community is getting together to make it happen. “Alone Together at Sinai: A Community-Wide Tikkun […]

Jewish Leaders Speak Out On Death Of George Floyd

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey condemned the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department at a press conference Tuesday morning. Floyd, an African-American died Monday evening after a white police officer knelt on his neck outside a store at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South. Video captured Floyd telling the officers […]

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