A Pastoral Letter From The Minnesota Rabbinical Association

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Dear Members of the Minnesota Jewish Community, We are called upon daily to act with compassionate conviction, to mobilize people of faith to respond to the eternal question, what can I do to serve my neighbor? The Minnesota Rabbinical Association speaks out as the moral and religious voice of the Jewish community, and we invite you to be […]

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Volunteering To ‘Visit’ Seniors

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Ian Aizman realized that as people began socially distancing themselves from others, one very vulnerable population was at risk of losing all interaction: Seniors in nursing homes. “I had just been thinking about it all the time,” said Aizman. “We can’t just abandon our elders. They’re already an at-risk population, and then coupled with an […]

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‘TRYmester’ Takes Artistic Look At Fertility Journeys

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Art has always had a way of connecting audiences with the subject matter. This is exactly what the show TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud will attempt to do when it comes to the Sabes JCC. The show was scheduled for Sunday, March 22, was postponed due to the coronavirus. It will be presented on […]

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Felt Like Making Hamentaschen

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Purim’s almost here, so poppyseeds, apricot jam and even prunes are filling kitchens, as Hamentaschen baking is in full swing. Hamantaschen are the traditional fruit or poppyseed filled triangular cookies eaten on Purim. An item up for discussion is whether the name for these treats alludes to the holiday’s villain Haman’s ears, hat or pockets, […]

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What Do You Want People To Know?

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For Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, we asked people with disabilities or special needs in their families: What do you wish other people knew or understood about: 1) You, your child(ren) with disabilities /special needs and/or your family; and 2) your experiences as person with or parent or family of a person with disabilities/special […]

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Friendship: Each According To His Way

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It is 7:05 a.m. on a Thursday morning in early January and I somehow find myself in my car with my almost 10-year old son eating his breakfast in the back seat, trying to perform the small feat of taking him to see his best friend in Minneapolis while still getting him to his school […]

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The Title Of My TED Talk

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Every inspirational movie has one. It usually happens right at the main character’s turning point. Just after they decide to make a change and throw themselves into the pursuit of whatever it is they are choosing to pursue. We’ve all seen it. It’s “The Montage Sequence.” I’ve always been fascinated and amused by the montage […]

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