Jews Back Omar Over Islamophobic Slurs

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Recent Islamophobic hate speech targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district, has generated widespread outrage while the Congresswoman is simultaneously under criticism for new anti-Semitic comments. Over the past week, the phrase “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” was found graffitied onto the bathroom stall of a gas station in Rogers, Minnesota. On Friday, a poster […]

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Ilhan Omar On Dual Loyalty

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[Editor’s note: Many of Rep. Omar’s constituents are part of the TC Jewfolk community as well. So for the sake of due diligence on Omar’s latest anti-Semitism controversy, where she implies that American Jews have dual loyalty to America and Israel, TC Jewfolk transcribed the majority of the answer during which Omar made those remarks. […]

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Omar-Lowey Twitter Exchange

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[Editor’s note: In a Sunday Twitter exchange with Rep. Nita Lowey from New York, Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled down on her Wednesday comment that “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” in response to a question […]

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You’re Invited: Super Funday!

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Remember when the Minneapolis Jewish Federation had a day of calling the community to give to the annual campaign? What was once called Super Sunday is now a thing of the past, and those days of volunteers staffing phone banks are long gone. After a great Super Funday in 2018 (despite a snowstorm and an […]

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Letter To The Editor: On St. Paul Federation

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To The Editor: We, Rhoda and Don Mains, read with some sadness Lonny Goldsmith’s Feb. 6 article about the St. Paul Jewish Federation. We have been actively involved with the Federation and its beneficiary agencies for many, many, years. Don recalls soliciting campaign gifts in 1948, with the birth of the State of Israel, and has […]

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A Path Forward For Public Judaism In The Twin Cities

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This idea I want to share is hard to describe, and I didn’t understand it until I was already in it. I had never been part of what might be a trend or a movement. The earliest memory I have as an adult feeling this idea was on the beach in Jamaica with some of […]

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Dems, Local Jewish Community Condemn Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweet

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Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for her latest anti-Semitic tweet after politicians nationwide and Jewish groups spoke out on her equating money to Jewish political control. Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019 The latest issue started on Sunday night when Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional […]

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