Artist’s Lab Explores Shmita Year

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When author and Jewish educator Meryll Page started planning for her next artist’s lab, she wasn’t sure what subject to pick. “A lot of times I look to the calendar for some kind of inspiration,” Page said. And she realized — the current Jewish year, 5782, is a Shmita year, when Jews are supposed to […]

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Jew Review: ‘Hadestown’ at the Orpheum

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In the myth, Orpheus is the sweet musician who follows his deceased wife to the underworld, where he begs Hades, King of the Underworld, to let him bring Eurydice back with him to the living world. Hadestown relocates the tale to the Depression-era South; the precise location is not specified but from the occasional turn […]

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Who The Folk?! Daniel Rosen

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Daniel Rosen was sent away to an immersive language camp each summer — basically against his will — to get him away from his family’s farm in northern Minnesota. It turned out, that move has helped define what he’s doing now — playing music. We talk to Rosen, a jazz guitarist and singer in the […]

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Who The Folk?! Claude Riedel

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Claude Riedel knows that he’s in a niche field. So niche that by his estimation, he’s the only artist that is exclusively making Ner Tamid. Riedel talks about how he got started, his display at the Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, and his brush with Hollywood, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Listen […]

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Who The Folk?! Sara Rothholz Weiner

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How did Sara Rothholz Weiner go from a film major to working on award-winning projects as an architect? She explains how she merges the left brain/right brain thinking on the last Who The Folk?! Podcast episode of 2021. Sara also talks about the types of projects she takes on, and the awesome volunteer work she […]

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Awends Find ‘Peace & Harmony’ In Their Latest Album Release

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More than three years ago, Amanda and Berek Awend gave a sneak-peak of their new song, Oseh Shalom, when they were interviewed for TC Jewfolk’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Now, the rest of their album is out to go with it, and they weren’t even the ones who broke that bit of news. The announcement […]

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Who The Folk?! Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus

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After more than 26 years as the producing artistic director of the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company — now Six Points Theater, Barbara Brooks has brought in an associate. This week we meet that associate: Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus. We talk about what brought them to this new position, theater as a Jewish art form, and the […]

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Finding Fall

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It’s been a good run Of late summer fun But fall is creeping in As I sit by my place I start beginning to trace Signs of the new season As it begins The breeze feels amazing The leaves’ colors are changing Then finding their way To the ground The nights are much colder The […]

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How A New Book Inspires Kindness With Simple Messages

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Wendy Shragg had no reason to meet local golf pro Bryan Skavnak in early 2020. But when a mutual friend mentioned that Shragg should check out Skavnak’s uplifting Instagram feed Be The Nice Kid, it laid the foundation for a project that recently came to fruition. Shragg, a “multi-passionate creative” who works in multiple mediums, […]

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