Building Lost, But Family Memories Remain Amid Adas Israel Fire

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My family’s story is inseparable from Adas Israel. The news Monday morning of the devastating fire is difficult for all of us to bear. As we continue to mourn the loss of the Synagogue and its contents, I’ve found myself reflecting on our family’s story and history. Like many American Jewish stories, the Bruzonsky family […]

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Evidence Recovered At Duluth Synagogue Fire Scene

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Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said that new evidence was recovered at the scene of the Adas Israel Congregation fire that destroyed the 118-year-old building on Monday. Tusken and Deputy Fire Marshal John Otis had limited updates at a Tuesday afternoon press conference but said that evidence and “hundreds of hours of video” from the […]

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Two ‘Persons Of Interest’ Interviewed In Duluth Shul Fire

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Duluth’s police and fire chiefs said that the investigation was still ongoing 13 hours after a fire started that destroyed Adas Israel Congregation, but said that two persons of interest were interviewed. At a Monday afternoon press conference, Police Chief Mike Tusken said that when officers responded to the scene in the early hours of […]

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Ari Shapiro Connects Current Immigration Stories To Jewish Experience

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Ari Shapiro remembers the kosher meat truck. Once a month, a freezer truck from Chicago would pull into the Fargo, N.D., synagogue parking lot where his family and other Jewish families would collect their monthly supply of kosher meat. The NPR All Things Considered co-host describes the Fargo Jewish community as “really tight” and says […]

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Two Traumatic Pasts, One Shared Experience

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Mark Wilf’s goal when he and his brother purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 wasn’t just to be a faceless owner of an NFL franchise, it was to be as active in the community as the team is important to it. So when he took four of his players, some former players, and team staffers […]

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TC Jewish Film Fest Celebrating 25th Year Going Beyond The Screen

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For the 25th anniversary of the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, it’s not just enough to have a full two weeks of films. This year, the JCCs are adding something extra to almost every film. This year’s festival has a “beyond the screen” experience to almost every one of the 15 films, which included 3 […]

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Green Jewish Burial Now Available

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Adath Jeshurun is joining in the green movement with the first green Jewish cemetery in the Twin Cities. A green burial section is now available at the Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery. The cemetery also has the Workmen’s Circle section so anyone, no matter their means, can be buried as well as sections for infants […]

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TC Jewfolk’s 2019/5780 High Holiday Guide

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We’re just about a month away from the start of the Jewish holiday season, so we’re bringing you TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive guide to high holiday services across the region and religious spectrum. No matter where you are or what kind of service you prefer, we’ve got your high holidays hookup for the 10th year in […]

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