Mall Of America’s Kashrut Boom

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In 2018 the Mall of America got its first ever Kosher certified restaurant, Earth Burger. Located in the food court (below the movie theaters), Earth Burger is the first national vegan fast-food chain. It carries a Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc) Kosher certification and serves two different veggie burgers, BBQ jackfruit, Chik’n tenders and a variety […]

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Who The Folk?! Eli Libson

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Graphic artist Eli Libson has the very cool job of being the Senior Game Artist for Monster Games, but also is accomplished with display art that’s been at Uptown and Edina art fairs. Next week, he’ll be the artist featured at the Rimon Artist Salon High-Brow/Low-Brow: An Illustrator Looks Askance at Art, on Jan. 20. […]

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Minnesota Premiere of Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service at Adath Jeshurun

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By Hazzan Joanna Dulkin On Tuesday, October 1st, 1930, The Jewish Daily Bulletin ran a story with this headline: Ernest Bloch Working on New Music for Synagogue Service. The article reads, in part: Ernest Bloch, famous American-Jewish composer, is now at work on a new musical setting for the Jewish services, which he expects to […]

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Why Is There Controversy About The Women’s March?

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Since the Women’s March in January 2017, there has been much excellent reporting on the ties that the organization’s co-chairs, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, have to the Louis Farrakhan, the head of Nation of Islam. Farrakhan, who, in classic anti-Semitic tropes, regularly calls Jews sub-human, satanic, and immoral people to be feared because we are […]

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Jewish Humor Festival Featuring Mix Of National, Local Talent

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Despite transitioning to a new role, at the Sabes JCC, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival founder Claire Avitabile couldn’t pass up a chance to help Twin Cities Jewish Cultural Arts Director Robyn Awend create the lineup for the Festival’s 10 anniversary. “Robyn and I have worked together over a decade, and we wanted the 10th […]

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Jew Review: ‘Trotsky’ on Netflix

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If the history of the Russian Revolution is something that tickles your fancy and you’re not afraid of subtitles, Netflix is currently streaming the 8-episode Russian mini-series, Trotsky, about the life and times of – you guessed it: Leon Trotsky. The infamous Jewish leader of the communist revolution. Most of us learned the basic story […]

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Jew Review: On The Basis Of Sex

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As I write this review, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was recently discharged from the hospital following a successful surgery removing cancer nodules from her lungs. My advanced screening of On the Basis of Sex occurred a full week before her hospitalization, but served as a reminder that she is indeed a gender discrimination stalwart and […]

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