Renown Author, Educator Speaking To Twin Cities Parents Next Week

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The last 13 months has been something that no one could have imagined. But for parents — particularly ones with younger children — things have been that much harder. Particularly when it comes to trying to find even the most basic routine for day-to-day activities. “For many of families, it’s become so unpredictable and chaotic,” […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Tazria Metzora

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Welcome to a world of disease. This week’s double Torah portion features dozens of verses detailing skin maladies — ingrown hairs, oozing pustules, discoloration, and a whole lot more. Every year, when Tazria-Metzora rolls around, anyone in the congregation who speaks Hebrew grimaces. The first quarter of 2021 has wrapped up, and we’re living in […]

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Community Coming Together For Virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

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Maybe next year will be the time we can all get together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut as a community, but as long as we’re all going to be together virtually, the JCC and their community partners are determined to make the best of it. Steve Mintz, the new director of programming at the Minnesota JCC, […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Shemini

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Shemini, or ‘eighth,’ is not a portion about Crazy Eights. It does start by telling us what should happen on the eighth day (unusual for the Bible, wherein so many things happen on the seventh day), and dives right into some more sacrifices, in case you hadn’t had enough yet. Then the book of Leviticus […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Shabbat Pesach

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You know those ‘flashback’ episodes of TV shows, the ones that are basically all old footage loosely connected with one or two lines of text? They’ve always seemed like a lazy cop-out to me. Maybe the writers weren’t inspired that week. Maybe the network had more important things to figure out. Either way, it’s disappointing.  […]

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