Jew Review: Chickies At MOA

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Here’s a fun fact that has absolutely nothing to do with this piece: supposedly every entrance to the Mall of America is adorned with a mezuzah. Here’s another fun fact about MOA: The Jewish owners of the mega-mall always like to have at least one kosher food option for its customers. Up until recently, the […]

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Who The Folk?! Tzipporah Johnson

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What’s it like to feel like you are reclaiming your name and identity? We find out from musician Tzipporah Johnson, a Minneapolis-based guitarist, educator, and singer-songwriter. We talk about her musical inspirations, teaching in a pandemic, and the J-Pride Music Showcase on Dec. 20 that Jewfolk is co-sponsoring, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. […]

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Jelly Donut Trifle A Twist On A Hanukkah Staple

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Nine years ago a magazine featured an article about trifles for the holidays. Not one of the recipes was inspired by Chanukah. I felt Chanukah was made for this type of dish, with its jelly donuts and gelt! So that was the year my family started our own Jelly Donut Trifle Bar, and we have […]

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Local Restaurants Offering Curbside Hanukkah Dining

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What do you do when you own a restaurant group and don’t have recipes for some Hanukkah stapes? You borrow from the family recipe book, of course. David Benowitz, whose Craft & Crew restaurant group, which operates The Block in St. Louis Park, Pub 819 in Hopkins, and Stanley’s and The Howe in Minneapolis, is […]

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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Drops Family-Friendly Hanukkah Rap

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How many ways are there to rhyme with Hanukkah? If you’re Daveed Diggs, the Tony Award-Winning co-star of Hamilton, there are plenty. Diggs’ Puppy For Hanukkah song and video dropped just in time for Hanukkah to start next week. It’s a fun journey to find out if the kids in the video get what they […]

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Who The Folk?! Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman

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Minneapolis has a well-renown theater scene, so how do you create a new theater company for children — and do it in a pandemic? We talk with two familiar faces around the Sabes JCC, Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman, about their new venture: Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre Cooperative. We talk about each of their theatrical backgrounds, […]

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Why Lucy Rose Fischer Memorializes Her Brother In Her Latest Book

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Lucy Rose Fischer had been sitting on the idea for her latest book, The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War, for more than 30 years. But it wasn’t until this year – the 65th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, that she published the memoir she co-wrote with her brother, Jerry […]

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