Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Twin Cities hit by spate of anti-Semitic crimes

By MAX SPARBER The St. Paul JCC was evacuated on Monday, after receiving a bomb threat. The robo-call message came at about 10 a.m., as part of the fourth wave of bomb threats called in to JCCs across the United States this year. The bomb threats this week affected at least 10 JCCs in six […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A volunteer from outside

Jason Fenton was a foreign volunteer for the Israeli military during the War for Independence By MAX SPARBER Jason Fenton died on Jan. 21, and with him went a remarkable piece of history. During Israel’s War for Independence, the then-16-year-old Fenton left his native England to enlist in Machal, Israel’s volunteer fighting force. Remembrance Machal, […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Editorial: Trump responds to anti-Semitic threats, finally

Like many political observers, my Swedish wife and I were taken aback last weekend, when we were watching President Trump deliver a campaign-style speech, in Melbourne, Fla., and he decried an alleged terrorist incident in Sweden: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” Trump declared. “Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden. They took […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

New sounds from the Michaël Attias Quartet

Originally from Israel, jazz saxophonist Michaël Attias spent a good part of his youth right here in St. Louis Park. A questing musician, Attias combines diverse influences, from Moroccan tribal rhythms to Ornette Coleman, in his playing. His new album, Nerve Dance, will be available early next month from Clean Feed Records. Attias plays alto […]