The 5 Best Movies By SLP’s Coen Brothers

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Movies directed by the Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan) always carry a bitter aesthetic, like getting a glimpse of people living on the edge of society and the rules that encapsulate them. The Jewish brothers’ content isn’t just edgy, more like darker black sheep paraded in front of the camera starring well-known and semi-pretty faces. […]

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Jew Review: ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’

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Imagine you’re a Scottish lord taking a nice stroll on a rather foggy morning when you suddenly come across three mysterious witches in your path. They mutter a set of words that entices you yet also frightens at the same time: through a series of events, mostly wicked, you will become the king of Scotland. […]

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Jew Review: ‘Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis’

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Imagine being asked to go entertain the enemy, but not just any enemy. In the case of a group of Jewish refugees-turned-United States citizens, their job in World War II wasn’t like most other Jews. Instead of attacking the German Nazis on the battlefield overseas, they had to stand guard over Nazi scientists in the […]

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Don’t Miss: Yemen Blues Duo At Crooners Supper Club

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When COVID-19 first spread in early 2020, Ravid Kahalani was getting ready for a series of tour dates in Europe with his fusion Israeli jazz and funk group, Yemen Blues. But as countries closed their borders and fear skyrocketed, members of the band didn’t join him. Yemen Blues’ drummer flew to Paris from New York […]

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Unprecedented Possibility: 4 Things to Know About the Jewish United Arab Emirates

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In late October, the three of us landed in Dubai to do something that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago: to visit and learn from the emerging Jewish communities in the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to generous support from the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Overseas Allocations Committee, we were able to join a […]

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Jew Review: “Hanukkah” Horror Movie Will Make You Run To Hallmark

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Disclaimer: This is a review of a slasher/horror movie, full of gore, blood, violence, gratuitous nakedness, and levels of swearing even those of us who are sailors would blush at. TL;DR for the love of all that is holy (and your sanity) do not watch this movie. This review is as PG as possible, written […]

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Jew Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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I would probably be hard-pressed to find someone who has no familiarity with Fiddler on the Roof – but somehow – I’ve never seen a live production before Tuesday night at the Ordway in downtown St. Paul. It was also the first big show I’ve seen since the pandemic began which automatically made the whole […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Matzah Ball’

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When Jean Meltzer’s father suggested to her that she write a book, he also told her it shouldn’t be a Jewish one — “No one reads those,” he told her. Well, thankfully, apparently Meltzer didn’t listen to that last bit of advice. Her first novel, The Matzah Ball, published by MIRA Books, features “everything Jewish” […]

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Who The Folk?! Julia Miller

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Who knew that going to a workshop on making winter skin-care remedies would be the jumping-off point for a whole new business? That’s how Julia Miller got the inspiration to start Julia Elise, an all-natural body care product company based in South Minneapolis. We talk about what led her to start this business, using the […]

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