Cheers Minneapolis Faces Eviction

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Cheers Minneapolis, the LGBTQ bar that was set to open on June 21, now looks unlikely to open at all. According to online records, the 1933 Lyndale LLC, the owners of the building where Cheers was going to open, filed an eviction summons with Hennepin County on June 13 for reportedly not paying rent for […]

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Honeymoon Israel: ‘We Believe In This Trip’

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On the fence about applying for Honeymoon Israel? Andrew and Dudley Deshommes-Kohl say: DO IT. These days, their calendars are full: Shabbat taco night. Reminiscing over Shakshouka for brunch. Shabbat-hopping at synagogues across the Twin Cities. The couple is part of an active, local, close-knit Jewish community; the type many spend decades cultivating. But Andrew […]

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The Twin Cities Gets to Know IsraAID

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Yotam Polizer tells the story of being in Nepal after a devastating earthquake hit in 2015. The IsraAID co-CEO watched 21 bodies being pulled out of a collapsed building 130 hours after the earthquake took place that killed 10,000 and displaced a million. That’s when the last survivor was pulled out. Polizer, his co-CEO Voni […]

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Connects with his Jewish Roots in Minneapolis

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Spending more than a year on the road can make anyone feel disconnected from their roots — even for a Broadway veteran. That is what brought Dear Evan Hansen actor Aaron Lazar to the Sabes JCC this past Monday and Wednesday. Lazar said an actor’s life is pretty self-centered, so he decided to begin volunteering […]

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TC Jewish Community Taking New, Comprehensive Look At Itself

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For over a decade and a half, Jewish communal leaders have relied on a 2004 population study to tell them what Twin Cities Jews do, think, and look like. Though criticized for the method of surveying Jewish-sounding names in phonebooks, and likely inaccurate with age, the 2004 study has been the only comprehensive community-wide snapshot […]

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Israeli Government Thrown Into More Turmoil

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In an unprecedented move, the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – voted Wednesday night to dissolve itself and launch Israel into new national elections, slated for September 17, less than two months after previous elections on April 9. At this rate Israel will be without a formal government for most, if not all, of 2019, leaving […]

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A Freelancing Mom’s Life

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I can still remember the exact moment when my career as a full-time staff writer ended. I was sitting in front of my computer at the Jerusalem Post when I noticed my water broke. Within 36 hours I became a mother and said goodbye to full-time employment, forever. I could have gone back after maternity […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Women of Intention Speaker Irin Carmon

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Heard of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Of course you have. Her popularity is unprecedented (can you think of another Supreme Court justice whose face people are willing to have tattooed onto their bodies?) and that may be thanks in part to a name that’s not quite as ubiquitous: Irin Carmon. Irin is the co-author of Notorious […]

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You’re Invited: Talmud Torah Minneapolis 125th Kickoff

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From its beginnings in 1895 as The Hebrew Free School to moving into the Sabes JCC 16 years ago, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis will be kicking off its 125th-year of educating Jewish children on Monday, June 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun. The event is an opportunity to honor teachers, see a showcase of […]

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