Entries from June 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Yomi: A good dog’s good life

Raising Yomi the Canaan dog By CATHERINE ORKIN OSKOW Yomi was born in our home November 29, 2003. Her mother Nafti was our daughter’s special dog; her father Barak, an Israel-born Canaan dog, champion in four countries. Right before the Israel Canaan Dog Club of America (ICDCA) National Show, Nafti’s ultrasound showed no pups. Barak […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

She heard Hitler speak

Remembering Hungarian Shoah survivor Eva W. Wiesenberg by MAX SAPRBER Eva W. Wiesenberg’s recent obituary, published in the June 16 issue of American Jewish World, contained a chilling pair of sentences: “Eva was a high-spirited, Jewish teenager visiting relatives in Vienna when Hitler and the Nazis annexed Austria. Eva actually heard Hitler speak and witnessed […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Exploring Judaism at Macalester

Jews from across the country find a community at Macalester College in St. Paul By MAXWELL KENT Alana Schreiber, a native New Yorker, found that assimilating to life at Macalester College involved questions of identity and ethnicity in a city with a much smaller Jewish population than her hometown. “Being from New York, no one […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Joan Nathan compiles Jewish food lore, recipes

Jewish food maven Joan Nathan (Jewish Cooking in America) has written a hefty new cookbook that traces our food from its Babylonian roots to biblical Israel through Europe and the new world of Jewish cuisine — with Israel emerging as a hub of innovation. King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday

Operation Yellow Star, by Maurice Rajsfus, (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Mike Mitchell), and Black Thursday: The Roundup of July 16, 1942, by Rajsfus (translated by Aronoff), DoppleHouse trade paperback, 276 pages, $19.99 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Seventy-five years have diminished neither Maurice Rajsfus’ fury at the punctilious wartime collaboration of French police nor his […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Alma: For ‘Jew-ish’ millennial women

New website will blend secular and Jewish content that addresses a young woman’s life By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love Broad City or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was launched Tuesday by 70 […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

A new twist on tabbouleh

By The Nosher (The Nosher via JTA) — Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes and a high ratio of chopped fresh herbs. It’s easy to make, fresh, delicious and healthy, making it a much-beloved side dish around the world. Instead of classic bulgur, we wanted to try a version made […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Talmud by the Lake

A summertime Jewish learning series will focus on texts connected to “The Lake.” No previous experience in Talmud necessary. All sessions are free and open to the public. The first session is tonight: Rabbi Esther Adler will lead a discussion on “Will There be Carob Trees?” It begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Mount […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Online genealogy project seeks volunteers

Jewish history becomes personal with JewishGen, an online genealogy project By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Does your family have stories and myths about their immigration to America? Does its history stop at the shores of the New World? Do you despair of finding tombstones or memorial plaques that might fill in blanks in your extended family tree? […]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Eli Skora says farewell

St. Paul Federation honors departing executive director Eli Skora at June 6 annual meeting By MORDECAI SPECKTOR During the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s annual meeting last week at Mount Zion Temple, the honors and accolades rained down upon Eli Skora, who is retiring after 17 years as the organization’s executive director. Steve Brand, […]