Cecil’s Memories: Readers Respond

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In honor of the 70th anniversary of Cecil’s Deli, we asked our readers to weigh in with their memories of the venerable St. Paul institution. Here are some of the responses: It is always a great pleasure Dining at Cecil’s. I really grew up at Cecil’s Deli with my mom and dad, and then my […]

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Is Jewish Journalism On The Brink?

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“How do we as journalists create as insightful a forum as we can?” Jonathan Tobin, the award-winning editor-in-chief of Jewish News Syndicate, posed that question at the American Jewish Press Association annual conference this week. Given the current state of the news media, it’s a fair question. For as long as I can remember, I’ve […]

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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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‘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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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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