Kosher Restaurant To Open On U Campus

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Two years after working to get kosher sandwiches introduced as a meal option at the University of Minnesota, a full-service kosher restaurant will be greeting students when school is back in session on Sept. 3. Chabad UofM will open House of Hummus at the Coffman Memorial Union, where a strictly kosher menu of popular Israeli […]

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Jew Review: ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’

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Do we really know our spouses? Do we? Really? That’s the question that Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s asks in her debut novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble, a brilliant, wise and sometimes terrifying dissection of marriage, divorce and what it’s like navigating through the choppy, shark-infested waters of single life, as a result of the latter. The best way […]

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JHSUM Celebrates 35 Years On Sept. 8

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On Sunday, Sept. 8,  the community can see firsthand one of North America’s largest archive of materials documenting Jewish immigration to the United States. It is all buried within two giant caverns below a 30-foot layer of 500-year old limestone at the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library on the U of M West […]

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When Hate Came to the Minnesota State Fair

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While I uncovered successful stories of Jewish vendors thriving at the Fair, I also wondered if the local Jewish community had encountered any barriers or blatant antisemitism. The answer, of course, was of course.

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Drink Up! Israeli Craft Beer Industry Is Growing

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A simple Google search for “Israeli Craft Beer” might surprise you with its results. In this area, Israel is, yet again, a “Start-Up Nation.” Unlike vineyards and wineries that are as ancient as biblical times, beer breweries are relative newcomers. Craft breweries now dot the Israeli map, boasting names that reflect their locations and brewing […]

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Cecil’s Deli Featured on the Food Network

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Cecil’s Deli began its 70th year with a bang. Following celebrations in July for its 70th anniversary, Cecil’s Deli was featured in the first episode of Family Restaurant Rivals yesterday. The show premiered on the Food Network. Family Restaurant Rivals is exactly what it sounds like: families are pitted against each other and the clock […]

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Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Raising The Curtain On Its 25th Season

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When Barbara Brooks started the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, the national landscape was dotted with Jewish theatre organizations. Now, as the MJTC embarks on its 25th season, it has become the longest standing independent professional Jewish theatre organization in the country. “It was founded to provide an opportunity for Jewish and non-Jewish people to come […]

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Jew Review: 42nd Street Dazzles at the Ordway

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If you’ve ever had big dreams of success or still do, the storyline of 42nd Street, a musical-within-a-musical, is an inspiration. Wrapping up as an Ordway Original production on August 11, the Emmy award-winning Broadway hit is the story of a young, aspiring showgirl, Peggy Sawyer, who leaves Allentown, Pa., for a chance to make […]

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Jew Review: ‘Operation: Immigration’

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Am I white? Am I POC?”  This question frames Avi Aharoni’s solo performance, Operation: Immigration, at this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival. Don’t think, however, that the hour-long show is some self-indulgent, high-brow, social-justice warrior fever dream. Aharoni dedicates his allotted hour to honor his late father, Menachem Aharoni, and Menachem’s emigration from Iran to Israel […]

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Who The Folk?! Sara Bogomolny

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How does a theater background relate to engaging people in a non-theater environment? Sara Bogomolny, Jewfolk, Inc.’s new director of engagement tells us. Sara joined us just over a week ago, and talks about what brought her to the Twin Cities, how her theater background will help her in the job, and what creating a […]

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