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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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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Voter Assistance Program Available at JFS

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If you would like help understanding how to vote by mail in the November election, JFS can help. The Voter Assistance program is well-suited for individuals who have a range of experience and exposure to technology. JFS has trained volunteers to walk you through the process step by step, with detailed help.

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Who The Folk?! Emma Greenman

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What leads a long-time voting rights lawyer to put themselves on the ballot? We ask that of Emma Greenman, a first-time candidate who will be the next state representative in the heavily DFL-leaning Minnesota House District 63B, which encompasses south Minneapolis and western Richfield. We talk about being a first-time candidate, what led her to […]

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‘Like A Phoenix,’ Minnesota Hillel Prepares To Open Renovated Building

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It’s hard to pick out the centerpiece of the new and improved Minnesota Hillel Johnson Center for Jewish Student Life. It could be the new gym/multipurpose space in the back of the lower level. Or the completely open top floor event center. Or the roof deck. Maybe the central air conditioning and furnace not on […]

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