You’re Invited: Lea Kalisch’s Record Release Party

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Lea Kalisch has an eclectic musical background, so it should come as no surprise that In Love With a Dream, her debut record, would be eclectic as well. “I’m not closing a chapter of my life – that would be dramatic,” Kalisch said. “I wrote all the songs pre-COVID, and then produced them during the […]

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‘Chutzpod!’ Brings First Live Recording To Town For TOA Benefit

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Joshua Malina is known for his work on the stage, screen, and television, appearing in some of the most popular television shows this century: West Wing, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, to name a few. So how is it that his Hollywood work led him to being paired with Rabbi Shira Stutman to launch Chutzpod!: […]

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Jon Lovett Brings Politics, Comedy To St. Paul

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As someone who first made his name in political circles as a speechwriter, Jon Lovett’s route to Washington started in a less conventional way: a math major.  “I wrote op-eds in the college newspaper, I drew political cartoons, I tried to write funny things that kind of touched on politics,” said Lovett, who along with […]

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Many Films Of Jewish Interest Coming To MSP Film Festival

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There are more than 200 films that will be a part of the MSP Film Society’s 41st annual MSP International Film Fest, and many of them are of Jewish interest. The 2022 festival, which kicks off on May 5, is a hybrid event with a full slate of in-person screenings at the new MSP Film […]

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Get Primed For ‘Maisel’! What To Watch, Not Watch This Week

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Sometimes, the best way to open up your heart to another on Valentine’s Day is to show them a good movie or television show. Gal Gadot fans are in for a special treat this weekend at the theaters, so let’s quickly into what’s worth watching, reading on, and avoiding all together this weekend in Jewish […]

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Discovering The Jewish Ties In Netflix’s ‘Cobra Kai’

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Is it better to fight back and avenge or take the higher road when dealing with bullies? An ageless question that Netflix’s hit series, Cobra Kai, bases the weight of its story upon, and which includes quite a few Jewish ties and themes. But at what point does the bullied become the bully? For Jon […]

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What To Watch, Skip This Week In Jewish Entertainment

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Corey Stoll is the Jewish everyman actor can sink into just about any ensemble you put him in. Hopefully you caught his amazing portrayal of a young Junior Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark on HBO Max, but he is getting a bigger role this month on Showtime. After having a supporting role in the […]

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Jew Review: “Hanukkah” Horror Movie Will Make You Run To Hallmark

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Disclaimer: This is a review of a slasher/horror movie, full of gore, blood, violence, gratuitous nakedness, and levels of swearing even those of us who are sailors would blush at. TL;DR for the love of all that is holy (and your sanity) do not watch this movie. This review is as PG as possible, written […]

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