Renowned Activist & Organizer Eric Ward Coming To Minneapolis

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Whether it’s 25,000 people marching in New York or 1,400 at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, it’s abundantly clear that the Jewish community is concerned about the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Renown activist and organizer Eric Ward has been watching this trend for decades, which is why he’s been traveling the country to help understand and […]

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What’s Really The Climate For Jewish Students On Campus?

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Over the past decade, across the United States, college campuses have ingrained a deep sense of fear in the Jewish community. Jewish college students have been ostracized, refused letters of recommendation by professors, boycotted, shouted down, and compared to white supremacists and Nazis – a trend largely tied to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) […]

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8 Minnesotans Vying For World Zionist Congress Delegate Spots

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Rabbi Michael Latz quotes Hamilton when asked why he wanted to be on the Hatikvah: Progressive Israel Slate for the World Zionist Congress elections: “’We need to be in the room where it happens.’ Especially with a billion dollars at stake.” The World Zionist Congress is the legislative body of the World Zionist Organization, which […]

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Comedy Duo YidLife Crisis To Open TC Humor Festival

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How exactly did two good friends from Montreal create an online sensation that is a love letter to modern Judaism? For the answer to that, you’ll have to go to see Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, the creators of YidLife Crisis as they make their first performance in the Twin Cities. The duo opens the […]

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Taking The TC Quality Of Life While Missing Food From Home

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Not all Jewfolk are native to the TC. Those who choose to be a part of the Frozen Chosen are quick to learn that nobody is considered a native here unless their ancestors arrived in Minnesota before 1920 – at the latest! At first, it can be puzzling to these “newcomers” as to how these […]

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Teen Playwrights Preparing Holocaust Story For The Stage

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As actors, Carly Joseph and Abby Anderson are used to being on stage. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, the two were doing everything else: Crawling through scenery to test a lighting effect, workshopping new lines, marking the floor for recently-obtained props, and trying to usher a cast of peers through one of their final […]

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Away From Religion, Is Judaism A Culture?

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I was told by an orthodox Israeli I met on a hike in the English Peak District that I was a Jew. Which made me feel extremely uncomfortable as I was daydreaming about the bacon cheeseburger I was surely going to order at the pub that night and I was looking forward to a side […]

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Chris Kellogg Joins JFS

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Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) announces the selection of Christine Kellogg as Aging Services Director.

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The Un-Stunned

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For this American Jew, the biggest shock of the evident rise of antisemitism in this land of my birth is that so many other American Jews seem to find it so shocking. This sense of dissonance isn’t new. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, I, too, was overcome by our national anguish. But when […]

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