Transgender IDF Captain Visiting Minneapolis



Ofer Erez wasn’t looking to be a symbol when, as a transgendered Israeli Army captain, he fought for policy changes for other LGBTQ soldiers. What has ensued is beyond what he could have imagined. “There were no transgendered soldiers in the military,” Erez said. “What does it mean to be transgendered in the IDF? No […]

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Got An Extra Kiddush Cup? Heritage Judaica Can Help



The candlesticks were a wedding present. The Kiddush cup my mother brought back from a trip to Israel. The menorah the kids made in preschool. Judaism has a lot of ritual objects that hold specific meaning and family stories. In an ideal setting we’d each be bequeathed some important item, perhaps it was smuggled out of […]

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