Ralph Bernstein’s Second Act

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You know the cliché “If you love what you do you never work a day in your life”? For many years this did not describe Ralph Bernstein. Bernstein had spent his entire career mired in the corporate world, with lots of obligatory travel, and never felt like it was the right place for him. “I […]

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Huge Minnesota Turnout As Jewish Candidates Have Mixed Results

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All elections are difficult and challenging, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said Wednesday afternoon, but with a once in a century pandemic? Simon said that the push for voting from home led to record-setting numbers. Simon said that the turnout so far is 3,216,814 voters out of the eligible 4,118,462 voters – a 78 […]

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Election Security Extends Beyond Polling Places

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Mount Zion Temple isn’t used to being a polling location for Ramsey County Elections, and doing so in a pandemic with turnout expected to be higher than ever in Minnesota in a building that is technically closed is a whole other challenge. But having successfully navigated in-person voting in August’s primary election, Mount Zion executive […]

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Need A Ride To Vote? MN Vote Mobile Can Help

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Matt Sarnak has always been a voter but never considered himself a particularly political person. But on Thursday afternoon, when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that mail-in ballots had to be received by Nov. 3, he decided he needed to act. “I want my guy to win, but I’m for people voting,” he […]

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Who The Folk?! Steve Simon Talks Election Day

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With Election Day just days away, we thought it would be a great time to talk once again with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon for a special PSA about the state of voting in Minnesota. We talk about how you can STILL get your vote counted, what that deadline to get your ballot postmarked […]

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Report: Most Jews See Rise In Antisemitism In U.S.

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A new national study shows a massive split between Jews and the general American public when it comes to views of antisemitism in this country. The American Jewish Committee’s State of Antisemitism in America 2020 report found that Jews and non-Jews disagree significantly on whether antisemitism has increased, nearly half of Americans are unknowledgeable about […]

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Mrotz, Ellison Part Of National Tree Of Life Commemoration

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Bend The Arc Jewish Action is commemorating the second anniversary of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and two Minnesota leaders, Carin Mrotz of Jewish Community Action and Attorney General Keith Ellison, are among the presenters taking part in the event. “We Rise: National Solidarity Gathering Two Years After Tree of Life Shooting” will […]

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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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