Minnesota Fringe Festival Features Jewish Talent and Themes

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Local actor Avi Aharoni and New Yorker Amanda Erin Miller are performing original, biographical shows in the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August. Aharoni, 28, has been working since January on “Operation: Immigration,” the story of his Iranian/Israeli father. “Operation: Immigration” is Aharoni’s debut as a playwright, though he is a seasoned actor in Minneapolis. He […]

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Looking for a HUGE Leap Forward

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I am writing this asking for help. Any artist, from the most seasoned pro to the amateur hobbyist, will tell you the same thing: Finding space for art is hard enough work as it is. Whether that’s finding space to physically do your art, emotionally create your art, or financially support your art, it can’t […]

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Rabbi Hayim Herring Tackles Generational Divide In New Book

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Rabbi Hayim Herring’s first three books were all connected to Judaism. While his latest book, Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millenial Divide, isn’t that per se, he doesn’t see it as a huge departure. “I don’t really see it as a switch so much as growth, as an expansion; I just decided […]

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Cecil’s Memories: Readers Respond

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In honor of the 70th anniversary of Cecil’s Deli, we asked our readers to weigh in with their memories of the venerable St. Paul institution. Here are some of the responses: It is always a great pleasure Dining at Cecil’s. I really grew up at Cecil’s Deli with my mom and dad, and then my […]

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A First-Timer’s Guide To Cecil’s

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I am just slightly too young to have memories of the Lincoln Del. However, I’ve been to Crossroads many times, Brother’s Deli downtown, the short-lived Rye, the even shorter-lived Meyvn, and others across the country. But did you know there’s actually a deli in St. Paul? I’ve lived as a Jew in Minneapolis for all […]

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July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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Who The Folk?! Sheila Leventhal

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As Cecil’s Deli celebrates its 70th anniversary today, there is one person who has been involved since the beginning: Sheila Leventhal. As the daughter of the founders, Cecil and Faye Glickman, Sheila started as an 8-year-old helping around the market before the restaurant even opened 15 years later. Sheila reflects on a life shaping the […]

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Jon Savitt Combining His Comedy, Musical Passions

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Jon Savitt is a comedian and a writer who has been published on some websites that many journalists would love to. He also has been playing piano for most of his 27 years. So naturally, he’s combined those two into writing an album. “I’ve been into music before comedy and writing; it was my first […]

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