Teen’s Petition Helping Push Eden Prairie Schools On Fall Start

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There’s nothing like walking into your high school for the first time as a student. Unfortunately for Jewish students in the Eden Prairie School District, the school district is asking students to choose between their faith and their education. Eden Prairie is the only metro area school district that will be starting school on Tuesday, […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Shemot

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This week, Jews around the world will gather to hear the first verses of the book of Exodus, or, in Hebrew, Shemot. Exodus is the second book of the Torah, and (spoiler!) the main event is the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in chapter 20. Actually, the whole book is full of action-packed moments, […]

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A New Delhi Hanukkah Miracle

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I’m standing in a vaguely dirty room, by the take-a-book-leave-a-book shelves. The smell of dust, sweat, and fried dough tickle my nostrils. The room, which is sort of lit by stubborn yellow bulbs, is lined with overstuffed couches. These are littered with scarves, backpacks, dirty clothes, books, maps. The miscellaneous stuff of backpackers. This place […]

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Jelly Donut Trifle A Twist On A Hanukkah Staple

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Nine years ago a magazine featured an article about trifles for the holidays. Not one of the recipes was inspired by Chanukah. I felt Chanukah was made for this type of dish, with its jelly donuts and gelt! So that was the year my family started our own Jelly Donut Trifle Bar, and we have […]

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The Naked Truth about Chanukah

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On the early morning of July 18, a protestor in Portland dubbed “Naked Athena,” wearing only a hat and facemask, approached the police at SW 3rd and Taylor. Though some pepper balls were shot at her feet, 10 minutes after she approached, the police line departed. Over the course of the past six months, there […]

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Local Restaurants Offering Curbside Hanukkah Dining

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What do you do when you own a restaurant group and don’t have recipes for some Hanukkah stapes? You borrow from the family recipe book, of course. David Benowitz, whose Craft & Crew restaurant group, which operates The Block in St. Louis Park, Pub 819 in Hopkins, and Stanley’s and The Howe in Minneapolis, is […]

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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Drops Family-Friendly Hanukkah Rap

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How many ways are there to rhyme with Hanukkah? If you’re Daveed Diggs, the Tony Award-Winning co-star of Hamilton, there are plenty. Diggs’ Puppy For Hanukkah song and video dropped just in time for Hanukkah to start next week. It’s a fun journey to find out if the kids in the video get what they […]

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