Community Coming Together For Zoom Shavuot

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Just as Zoom became an integral part of the Passover seder and the weekly Friday and Saturday services, Shavuot – which begins Thursday night, May 28 – is also joining Judaism’s digital revolution. And much of the Twin Cities Jewish community is getting together to make it happen. “Alone Together at Sinai: A Community-Wide Tikkun […]

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Reflecting On A Holiday Different From All Others

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A few weeks ago, punning off of the surreal nature of celebrating Passover during a pandemic, author and playwright Max Sparber tweeted, “Seder leader: Why is tonight different from all other nights? Me: Holy f—k, where to start?” Indeed. Separated from the family and friends they would normally join to retell the biblical story of […]

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‘B-List Seder’ To Raise Money In Coronavirus Fight

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Last Saturday night, a bunch of A-list celebrities – some Jewish, some not – helped raise millions of dollars for the CDC Foundation with the Saturday Night Seder. Lea Kalisch watched and not only wondered why she wasn’t part of the livestreamed event – she said “I could do this myself.” So, with the help […]

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Next Year In…

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One thing is for certain: next year will not be like this year, just as this year is not like last year.

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Don’t Passover Shame Me

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Back off, Passover shamers. Nothing I’m going to be able to pull off in my 1,500 sq. ft. home aka office aka school during the COVID-19 crisis is going to resemble our family’s normal, awesome family Seder. So I’m not going to try.

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Feeling Blue

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Log into any social media platform right now, and you will see a wide variety of traditional and postmodern Hamentaschen! Sure poppyseed and prune filling make an appearance, as well as my lifelong favorite apricot. But what really stands out are the rainbow-colored and filled Purim treats featuring food dye, sprinkles, and even colorful vegetables. […]

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Felt Like Making Hamentaschen

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Purim’s almost here, so poppyseeds, apricot jam and even prunes are filling kitchens, as Hamentaschen baking is in full swing. Hamantaschen are the traditional fruit or poppyseed filled triangular cookies eaten on Purim. An item up for discussion is whether the name for these treats alludes to the holiday’s villain Haman’s ears, hat or pockets, […]

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Let’s Make a Shidduch (Passover Style)!

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It’s the rare occasion you can get directions to a Minnesotan’s house! TC Jewfolk brings you a matchmaking service to help you find a Passover Seder in your area—or find guests to host. If you don’t see (or have a hard time filling in) the form below, click here! Loading…

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11 Reasons Purim Is The Perfect Vegan Holiday

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There are many connections between veganism and the Jewish festival of Purim: According to the Talmud, Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, was a vegetarian, one step away from being a vegan,  while she lived in the palace of King Achashverus. She was thus able to avoid violating the kosher dietary laws while […]

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