My Sister, Independence, & The IDF

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Throughout my life, I felt a profound connection to my Jewish identity. Whether it was Jewish youth groups or summer camp, Shabbat dinners or holidays, my identity and connection with the Jewish community was deeply rooted. From the moment I came into this world, I did not understand the concept of independence because I was […]

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Looking For Love In Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is to some American Jews what New York is to some aspiring actors: a good place to wash up for a while and dream of better things. And when it comes to love in this city of gold, the same holds true. You meet your soulmate at Hebrew ulpan classes after immigrating to Israel, […]

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Herding Goats

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With goats, you’re supposed to lead from the back. They don’t like to follow people, and in their own herds, the strongest ones stay near the back to make sure the kids and the infirm don’t get left behind. I think the same is true in our Jewish ecosystem – If we want to actually […]

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March 2019 Get the Folk Out

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I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but after a relentless month of winter that was the most winter that ever wintered, I’m ready to Get the Folk Out even more than I thought I’d be. Especially since we’ve got a TON of foodie events this month. What exactly do we have in March? […]

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U of M Task Force Recommends Renaming Buildings

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A new, 125-page report from a University of Minnesota Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History is recommending the renaming of four campus buildings because they were named for men with a history of anti-Semitism and racism. School president Eric Kaler will make his recommendation to the Board of Trustees on March 8; that […]

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A Path Forward For Public Judaism In The Twin Cities

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This idea I want to share is hard to describe, and I didn’t understand it until I was already in it. I had never been part of what might be a trend or a movement. The earliest memory I have as an adult feeling this idea was on the beach in Jamaica with some of […]

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February 2019 Get the Folk Out

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They say nothing brings people together like the cold, right? Well, “they” clearly never dealt with a polar vortex. Fortunately, February looks to be… um… seriously!? This can’t be right. It’s still winter out there, huh? Hoo boy. Well, let’s just say, we need to find something to do before we go kokh m’shuge. Get […]

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