December 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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2019 is on the outs, friends. But December… December always holds some delightful farewells, and this one is no different. We’ve got some great parties — both in the professional and friendship worlds — and some great chances to end the year with some extra mensch points. Take a look y’all, and pick at least […]

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Honeymoon Israel: ‘We Believe In This Trip’

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On the fence about applying for Honeymoon Israel? Andrew and Dudley Deshommes-Kohl say: DO IT. These days, their calendars are full: Shabbat taco night. Reminiscing over Shakshouka for brunch. Shabbat-hopping at synagogues across the Twin Cities. The couple is part of an active, local, close-knit Jewish community; the type many spend decades cultivating. But Andrew […]

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USCJ CEO Rabbi Steve Wernick Talks Intermarriage

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Steve Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, about his views on intermarriage. A pressing and dividing issue in the Conservative Movement today, USCJ’s official stance has matched that of the Rabbinical Assembly: Conservative rabbis will not officiate intermarriages. However, now that […]

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Struggling With A Belief in God

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It is very hard for me to admit to others that I do not believe in God. I probably have told more people my weight than admit to this. Even when I have admitted my lack of a belief it is always preceded with an “I don’t think I…” qualifier to save the recipient of […]

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