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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Making An Accessible Jewish Community

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It started with YALA Manager Charley Smith when I Googled ways to become involved locally, 2 years later, after another brain surgery, I saw a posting for 248CAN. I conducted the worst interview I have ever had – my computer restarted two times during the video interview, my phone cut out when I tried to […]

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Standing Together, Not Against

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I didn’t recognize her first behind the desk from my helpdesk job as she waved at me. It took me a second to realize why. My devout Muslim friend had taken off her hijab, she was too afraid to wear it in an atmosphere where respect and tolerance for other religions were quickly dwindling. Called […]

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Renowned Activist & Organizer Eric Ward Coming To Minneapolis

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Whether it’s 25,000 people marching in New York or 1,400 at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, it’s abundantly clear that the Jewish community is concerned about the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Renown activist and organizer Eric Ward has been watching this trend for decades, which is why he’s been traveling the country to help understand and […]

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Away From Religion, Is Judaism A Culture?

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I was told by an orthodox Israeli I met on a hike in the English Peak District that I was a Jew. Which made me feel extremely uncomfortable as I was daydreaming about the bacon cheeseburger I was surely going to order at the pub that night and I was looking forward to a side […]

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