Apple Butter Babka Puts Holiday Twist On A Favorite

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Last year, I really thought babka was going to have its year. Around January of 2019, I kept seeing major food publications posting babka recipes and I got excited, thinking that America would see what it had been missing and embrace this delicious, layered delight. Alas, the moment came and went and, while I still […]

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MNi Cards Offers Analog Pastime In A Digital World

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The life of someone working in finance is usually one that lacks in creativity, but Adam Hirsch figured out a way to not only find that creative outlet, but launch a new business to help everyone experience it. MNi Cards, Hirsch’s business which launched in March, sells small cards with hand-drawn designs on the front. […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Jewish Enquirer’

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I was looking for something to watch on Amazon Prime, and the word Jewish caught my eye. The show’s title is The Jewish Enquirer, which is also the name of the news site the main character, Paul (Tim Downie), works for. As a Jewish journalist with experience at a Jewish publication, I was compelled to […]

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Day Schools Plan For In-Person Return To Class

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While public school districts are trying to figure out the best way forward to reopen school in a global health pandemic, the same can be said for the Jewish day schools. The Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School and Torah Academy in St. Louis Park, and Cheder Lubavitch and Talmud Torah of St. Paul are all […]

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MJTC Innovating To Put On 2020-21 Season

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While it’s not going to look like any previous season the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has had, the 2020-21 season is still going to happen. “There was never a point of scrapping the program,” said Barbara Brooks, the MJTC’s producing artistic director. “We wanted to advance our mission and serve our audiences.” In order to […]

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Who The Folk?! Cantor Tamar Havilio

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What’s it like to try to move here from Israel in the middle of a pandemic? We find out when we hear from Cantor Tamar Havilio, who started last month as the new cantor at Bet Shalom. We talk about the journey that it took to get to Minnesota mid-pandemic, what drew her back to […]

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Who The Folk?! Candida Gonzalez

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This week I talk with artist and art consultant Candida Gonzalez. We talk about the importance of art in the coronavirus era, the intersectionality of being a queer, Russian/Puerto Rican Jew, and paying reparations, on this week’s who the folk Podcast. Please subscribe to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more, and […]

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