MRA Offers Ways To Get Involved In The Upcoming Election

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The members of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association enter these weeks before the November 3rd election with an awareness of our responsibility as citizens and leaders in our community. As we learn in Midrash Tanchuma, “If a person sits in their home and says to themselves, “What have the affairs of society to do with me? […]

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Remembering Legendary Minneapolis Sports Personality Sid Hartman

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Sid Hartman was a poor Jewish kid from the old North Side of Minneapolis who became one of the most recognized sports journalists in the United States. He died at the age of 100 on Sunday, Oct. 18. The last of 21,235 bylined stories in the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran on Sunday morning, and was […]

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Point/Counterpoint: The Jewish Vote For President

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With voting underway in Minnesota as well as a number of other states, TC Jewfolk has invited the chairs of Jewish organizations supporting Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump to present opinion pieces as to which candidate is worthy of your vote. Jewfolk, Inc., TC Jewfolk’s parent organization, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and […]

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How Jazz Connected Minneapolis’ Jewish, Black Communities

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It is a fairly common experience for one to have their entire image of an individual upended after discovering some previously unknown fact, and this is no less true for historians. Perhaps the biggest shock I encountered during my research on the history of Jews and post-war housing segregation in North Minneapolis was the discovery […]

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No One Right Way To Broadcast High Holiday Services

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The job of clergy members is almost never done, and the job description is endless. In a year where a global pandemic kept people the majority of Twin Cities’ Jews away from their home synagogues, shuls offered a variety of options for their High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, leading to a […]

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The Jews Are Tired With Russell Star-Lack

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This is part of Exodus and Equity: Reconciling the History of Minneapolis’ Jewish North Side, a series exploring how Twin Cities Jews were unwitting participants in racist real estate policies that shape today’s inequality in Minneapolis and other Midwestern American cities. In Minneapolis, that history is predominantly tied to two regions — Near North Minneapolis […]

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JCRC Implores the President to Denounce White Supremacism

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Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The president’s refusal to condemn white supremacism at last night’s debate is troubling and inexcusable. “Equally alarming is the president’s directive to the Proud Boys, a violent neo-fascist extremist group with ties to white nationalism, […]

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