Neither Dead Nor Dying: A View from the Cheap Seats

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I headed to the Holy Land to attend the General Assembly for the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), where I intend to learn more about the Diaspora’s relationship with Israel, gain insight into beliefs about the efficacy of 2-state solutions, and maybe even come within a hundred yards of somebody important. I’ll also likely […]

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What Can I Control? Reflections on Pittsburgh and Ourselves

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D’var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger November 3, 2018—25 Cheshvan 5779 Etz hayim he l’mahazikim bah v’tomkheha me’ushar…“It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and all who hold onto it are blessed. Its ways are pleasant, and all its paths are peace.” Each time we return the Torah to the ark, […]

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Getting A First Hand Look At Israel, Palestinian Territories

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In mid-June, 25 students from the University of Minnesota traveled with Minnesota Hillel to Israel and the Palestinian Territories in search of a better understanding of one of the most controversial places in the world – and, as of the last few years, topics on campus. The goal of the trip was simple: Understand what […]

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Mount Zion to Host Exhibit of Jewish Life in Canada

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The exhibit will be on display in the month of June. The US-Canada border is the longest undefended border in the world. For nearly 250 years, the Jewish community has made important contributions to life in Canada, from human rights and architecture to government and the arts.  This valuable legacy is explored in a new, […]

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