Holy Land Loses Lease, Shelf Space After Racist Posts

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In a letter to the community posted on Facebook, the owner of Holy Land Deli announced he fired his daughter for a string of racist tweets and Instagram posts that screenshots show date back to at least 2012. In response, Midtown Global Market, where Holy Land has a location, announced Thursday that it was exercising […]

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Finding Comfort In My Tallit

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I started wearing a tallit for the first time in my life in November of 2018 at age 39. It took me a very long time to get there at all, and I fully acknowledge my motivation came from setting an example of my belief in egalitarianism for my daughters and not from any personal […]

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TC Rabbis Among Hundreds In Silent Marches

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Over the course of seven blocks on Tuesday afternoon, nearly 1,000 clergy members of all faiths made the slow — and silent — walk from the Sabatini Community Center, along East 38th Street to the site where George Floyd died. Among that group were at least 10 Twin Cities rabbis and cantors who came to […]

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Unsafe Or Uncomfortable?

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There is a difference between unsafe and uncomfortable. Humans are most comfortable among like-minded humans. Social media has been built with algorithms to ensure we are surrounded by familiar opinions and we have options to dismiss perspectives we don’t wish to hear. Minneapolis was built so a white person never has to see a non-white […]

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WATCH: Rabbi Aaron Weininger Speaks At Gov. Walz’s Press Conference

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On Saturday afternoon, Adath Jeshurun Congregation Rabbi Aaron Weininger, co-chair of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association, was one of the many faith leaders that spoke at Gov. Tim Walz’s press conference to discuss the protests and riots in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. The video is courtesy of MPR News.

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Late-Night Protesters ‘Are Not Us,’ Walz Says

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As protests the last several days have turned into window-smashing, building-torching riots, Minnesota leaders are suggesting that many of those involved in the worst of the damage are not from here. At a Saturday morning press conference, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said that he was told that all the people arrested in his city. […]

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Aleinu. It Is On Us.

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George Floyd was murdered under the knees of a police officer, along with three accomplices. In many faith traditions, knees are used to bend in reverence to holiness. Reverend Ted Tollefson inspired my sisters and me to write this piece from the Jewish perspective as we head into the festival of Shavuot.  Aleinu. It is […]

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