Entries from May 2017

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Remembering Guernica and its message for today

Guernica, A town bombed 80 years ago by Franco’s Axis allies stands as a reminder of the consequences of inaction in the face of fascist aggression By ALEJANDRO BAER The Basque town of Guernica recently recounted the sorrow and devastation inflicted 80 years ago. On that fateful late afternoon of April 26, 1937, German and […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Velvl Greene reflects on God and science

Dr. Velvl Greene, the son of Jewish refugees from Ukraine, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He came to Minnesota for post-graduate studies at the U of M, where he earned a master’s degree in in dairy bacteriology. He later was a University of Minnesota professor and a NASA scientist, and a disciple and confidante of […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dan Hotels pamper Israel visitors

The Dan Hotels chain offers new bicycle and foodie packages By MORDECAI SPECKTOR The Times of Israel news website recently reported that President Donald Trump will stay at Jerusalem’s “ritzy King David Hotel,” during his one-day visit to Israel next week. All of the hotel’s 233 rooms have been reserved for president’s entourage, according to […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Editorial: With Trump, it’s not going to get better

If a novelist were to write a political satire about a reality TV star who runs for president and wins, and whose presidency soon goes off the rails, critics would complain that the story requires too great a suspension of disbelief on the part of readers. However, by a fluke of the Electoral College, most […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Paul’s Pals: Creating accommodation

Paul’s Pals and its expanded mission to enrich the lives of children with disabilities  By MAX SPARBER  The world is not terribly accommodating to people with disabilities, a fact that was made abundantly clear at a previous job, when I helped edit Access Press, a local newspaper for the disabled community. Adults with disabilities would […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Stories of survival with Stephen Tobolowsky

My Adventures with God, by Stephen Tobolowsky, Simon & Schuster, 353 pages, $25 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Asked in an interview to describe his Judaism, actor Stephen Tobolowsky replied “Judaism is not something I do. It is something I am. It isn’t an occupation. It is a definition.” That wasn’t always so. The first half […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Seven smartphone apps for religious Jews

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — These days there are smartphone applications for pretty much anything, from ordering food to finding a date to reporting anti-Semitic incidents. But what about tools for living a religious Jewish life? Well, there are apps for that, too. Whereas in the time before smartphones, observant Jews may have had to […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Sholom is having an open house!

The community is invited to tour Knollwood Place Apartments and Roitenberg Assisted Living, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 15-19. You can also make an appointment to tour: For Knollwood Apartments, call 952-939-1605; for Roitenberg Assisted Living, call 952-908-1776.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Israeli couscous mac and cheese

By SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA) — Mac and cheese is one of those comfort food dishes that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. So when my co-workers suggested I try a mac and cheese made with Israeli couscous instead of traditionally larger pasta like elbows or shells or cavatappi, I […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Fired FBI head had admirers among Jewish officials

Those responsible for the security of Jewish institutions said James Comey made the Jewish story central to the FBI mission By ROB KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable […]