Who The Folk?! Julia Nemeth

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What’s it like to grow up Jewish in northern Minnesota without knowing you’re Jewish? This week the pod goes way outside of the Twin Cities to Park Rapids, to talk to Julia Nemeth. Julia discusses about coming home to Minnesota, the memoir trilogy she’s working on, and speaking to her high school alma mater on […]

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Who The Folk?! Michael Keller

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What leads a long-time executive into an entirely new world as a children’s book author? Michael Keller, the former CEO at Pearson’s Candy Co., did just that with the publication last week of  The Legend of Jet the Gerbil. We get to know a little bit about Jet, what the publishing process was like, and […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Forgiveness Tour’

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Susan Shapiro’s bold and captivating new memoir, ‘The Forgiveness Tour,’ is a foray into the unknown, with the hope that the journey will lead to some solace and understanding. Throughout the book, Shapiro is grappling with her own search for forgiveness and closure, but this pursuit doesn’t lead her down the conventional routes one might […]

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Interfaith Prayer Wall Visually Unites Artists

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Apiece of art can evoke an array of emotions and a variety of interpretations from different people, but one thing is clear: art appeals to nearly everyone, uniting people of various cultures and religions. This common thread was the artistic force behind a current virtual exhibit called Visual Prayer. Parts of the exhibit feature the […]

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Who The Folk?! Josh Ferri

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Woodworking used to be a hobby for Josh Ferri, until he saw how much more successful he was financially. Now, the new Twin Cities resident is the owner of Garage Shop Designs and has work lined up for months. We talk about what brought him to the Twin Cities, what led him to his career […]

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Another Passover Without Guests

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It feels so disingenuous to begin telling the story of Passover for the second year in a row with the words “kol dichfin yesei veyochal:” All who are hungry should come and eat. Because we are not having anyone over. As COVID drags on we are all having small seders once again. Not having guests […]

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Now Accepting Submissions Through March 15 For The First J-Pride Zine: ‘Out From the Narrow Place, Into the Wilderness’

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Is there a connection between being in the closet and being in bondage in Egypt? What does collective liberation feel like? What do we need to get there? How does it feel to step into the unknown Wilderness? Who has hardened their heart to your suffering? Who is the one who stepped first into the […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarah Nathan

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Sarah Nathan has bounced from West Coast to East Coast before settling into Minnesota a few months ago. And like every stop before this, she’s found a way to get involved with the Jewish community. This week, we talk with Sarah Nathan about her work in the food industry, how she’s connected with Judaism wherever […]

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