Parenting By Parsha: Eikev

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This week’s Torah portion is called Eikev, a word that, literally translated, can mean ‘as a result of.’ I know that Torah portion titles aren’t written thematically (they’re derived from a word in the first few verses of the section), but this one is pretty on point.  Everything in this text has to do with […]

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God Cafe Program in St. Louis Park Next Week

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In August of 2017, I was in a serious car accident. My fellow passengers’ injuries were not life-threatening, but they required medical attention. In the hospital emergency room, I found myself running from one room to another, supporting my friends as much as I could. It felt like there was wisdom and reassurance placed within […]

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Jew Review: ‘Company’

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In the parking lot of the Hanifl Performing Arts Center on a perfectly quintessential beautiful Minnesota summer evening, I had the pleasure of seeing Lakeshore Player’s Production of Company by Stephen Sondheim. This is one of my all-time favorite shows and one I’ve never seen a live production of before. How apt that the first […]

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Who The Folk?! Hadar Pe’er

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What’s it like to drop everything and move halfway across the world for two years? This week we find out when we hear from  Hadar Pe’er, the new Israeli shaliach to St. Paul and the St. Paul Jewish Federation. We talk about adjusting to life in America, how things compare back to life in Israel, […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Matot-Massei

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A few days ago, on the fourth of July, we had some friends over for a barbecue. It wasn’t so much to celebrate the holiday — it was more to celebrate friendship, and the fact that we can see each other in person now. The fact that we could all gather and grill together, in […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Balak

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Last week we went on a trip upstate with another couple and their toddler. We stayed in a lovely Airbnb in Phoenicia, NY, near Woodstock. The house was all decked out for kiddos — complete with plastic dishes and a closet full of toys and board books. It even had a wooden rocking horse that […]

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Jew Review: ‘A Pickle’

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If you want to relish a show with well fermented jokes like this one, you can see Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s A Pickle written by Deborah Yarchun and directed by Craig Johnson. The one-person, one-hour show centered on Twin Cities local Doris Rubenstein — and her pickles — seems to be more a descriptive telling […]

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