Israeli-American Basketball Legend Tal Brody Coming To Minneapolis

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When Tal Brody was an All-American and the University of Illinois, he went on to be the 12th pick of the NBA draft. But in 1965, he was looking at $12,500 per year, rather than the guaranteed millions of today. So after graduate school, he moved to Israel and became a sporting legend. Brody, born […]

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Experiencing The Women Of The Wall

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JERUSALEM – “Are your tefillin plastic?” they said, gathering around in a horde of black and white to poke, and prod, and laugh. “Do you wear tefillin on Shabbat? Of course, you do!” the older Haredi Jews yelled in Hebrew. “Reform are not real Jews, you break all the Torah.” “You should do teshuva,” the […]

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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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248 CAN Global Summit Bringing Innovative Jewish Ideas Together

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Imagine you have an innovative idea for your Jewish community – a publication, a new organization, or a product. You pitch the idea locally, and hit a barrier: This could never work here. We tried something similar. We don’t have the resources. 248 Community Action Network (248 CAN), now finishing its first year, has a […]

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