Parents Sound Alarm After Son’s Pill Death

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There is nothing that can convince his parents that Gabe Lilienthal wasn’t murdered. The 17-year-old Gabe thought he was taking OxyContin to try and help him sleep. What he was given was a fentanyl-laced street drug called M30. Gabe died in Seattle on Sept. 29, but the funeral was in Minneapolis on Oct. 4. He […]

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Go Retro With An 80s-Themed Sukkah Party

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As we prepare for Sukkot, we look to emulate our ancestors who wandered in the desert for forty years while sleeping in huts. Here is a new twist on celebrating this holiday, with a bit of nostalgic 1980’s flair, big hair and all! While eating and sleeping in a hut in the backyard for a […]

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Who The Folk?! Jess Braverman

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What takes an attorney from public defender to women’s advocacy work? For Jess Braverman, it very much aligns to why she wanted to become a lawyer in the first place. We talk with Braverman, the new legal director at Gender Justice, a St. Paul-based non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization devoted to addressing the causes […]

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Who The Folk?! Lev Gringauz

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After a couple of years on the road, Lev Gringauz is back in the Twin Cities, back at the U, and starting a new project. Lev, whose work you’ve been reading on TC Jewfolk for a couple of years, talks about travel, journalism, and The Jews Are Tired, on this week’s Who The Folk Podcast?! […]

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From The Haganah To Minnesota: Malka Goodman In 90 Years

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My grandmother, Malka Goodman of Saint Paul, turned 90 years old and she’s still a force to be reckoned with. Today, like always, she’s my strong Israeli grandmother with a wit as sharp as ever and a generous loving heart. My grandmother (Babu) was born September 13th, 1929, in the Galil in what is now […]

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