Zoom Event Revisits Jewish, Black Relations On The Northside

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For an hour on Jan. 28, Minneapolis’ old Northside came back to life on a Zoom call. Theartrice “T” Williams, a longtime civil rights activist and community leader, recalled how few Black people lived in Minneapolis when he moved here from Chicago in 1965 to work at a local settlement house.  As a result, “my […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Beshalach

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Yesterday, our toddler took the magnet in the shape of Moses off the fridge and gave it a hug, tablets, flowing beard and all. Our kiddo is really into hugging these days, offering spontaneous snuggles to my wife and I, but also to the plush fox (Shaul) and llama (Lily) we got from family friends. […]

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Who The Folk?! Marley Zoss

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When a passion for baking turns into a business, does it matter when the owner is 12? Not for Marley Zoss. Marley is the owner of Marley’z Cakes + Cupcakes, and is baking up any custom flavor creation you can think of. We talk about where her love for baking started, why turn it into […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Bo

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This week, we read the portion of ‘Bo,’ which, literally translated, means something like, ‘come over here.’ While the name of this portion sounds like an invitation, it’s more like an order. Right in the first verse, God instructs Moses and Aaron to go to Pharaoh and continue bargaining for the freedom of the Israelites.  […]

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Show Up In 2021

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While studying abroad in Spain during junior year, I decided to visit a college friend in Egypt and check the pyramids of Giza off my bucket list. There I stood, a poor college student gazing up at one of the worlds’ greatest wonders. I wanted to staple this moment in my mind, and so I […]

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Teen’s Petition Helping Push Eden Prairie Schools On Fall Start

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There’s nothing like walking into your high school for the first time as a student. Unfortunately for Jewish students in the Eden Prairie School District, the school district is asking students to choose between their faith and their education. Eden Prairie is the only metro area school district that will be starting school on Tuesday, […]

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For Recent Grads, Job Search A Long Slog

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Somewhere in the black hole of the 2020-that-could’ve-been is a year of opportunity for recent college graduates; the long-awaited reward for over 16 years of classes, projects, tests, and grades. Caps and gowns were to give way to full-time jobs and the independence of adulthood, just in time for summer fun. Of course, the COVID-19 […]

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New To The Twin Cities? You Deserve A Warm Welcome 

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As I was planning this month’s virtual cook and chat for newcomers to the Twin Cities, I started reflecting on my own move here in August of 2012.  We were picked up at the airport and whisked into a big comfortable car where our kids were given individually packed goody bags. The rental home we […]

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