Sholom Begins Vaccinating Residents, Staff

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Barb Klick woke up happy on Jan. 3, for the first time in a while – and all because she was getting poked by a needle. Klick, the CEO of Sholom, was vaccinated along with 400 others on Sunday morning – the first opportunity for residents and staff of the senior living facility to have […]

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TC Jewfolk’s Most-Read, Listened To In 2020

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Originally for this article, I was going to use a photo of a dumpster on fire, and was quickly informed that may be a little too cliché. It doesn’t mean I’m wrong, but, after so many months of looking at the glass as half-empty, why not try the opposite approach? Now, I know that the […]

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Straddling A Peoplehood And A Nation

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As a septuagenarian American Jew belonging to the Baby Boomer class of 1949, my life in this country has unfolded in a manner beyond the most fervent prayers of my forbears for I have been able to coalesce without fear or duplicity my being Jewish with my full participation in American communal life. As such, […]

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The Crisis Of Dishonor

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“Who is honored? One who honors others.” –Ben Zoma, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Sages) The word COVID may be a conjunction of sorts, but the Hebrew Kavod or Kuvid is translated to mean Honor. “Kol haKavod,” Jews have a habit of saying to each other, literally meaning “all of the honor to you.” In the realm of Jewish philanthropy, kuvid is bestowed upon […]

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine Announces TOA Departure

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine said that there were only a handful of jobs in the country that would cause him to consider leaving St. Paul’s Temple of Aaron, his spiritual home for the last nine years. Unfortunately for that community, one of those synagogues made him that offer. Fine announced last week on his Facebook page […]

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Talmud Torah of St. Paul Announces New Board Leadership

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The Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of new Leadership to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee leads the Board of Directors in their direction and development of Talmud Torah of St. Paul. The three Officers and Member at Large began their terms earlier this month. […]

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Brewing Up Tea Culture In NE

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For many who drink tea, it involves putting a bag of tea leaves in hot water and coming back a few minutes later for your drink. But for Simon Parish, preparing tea is far different – an almost therapeutic ritual. Parish took that ritual and, with his parents David and Gabrielle, opened the Northeast Tea […]

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