Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Try to be happy

Ben Sidran returns to the Dakota Jazz Club on Aug. 16, behind a new album of whimsical songs By MORDECAI SPECKTOR It is a great mitzva to always be happy. — Nachman of Breslov Jazzman and music scholar Ben Sidran had just few minutes to chat, before he had to pick up his granddaughter at the […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Actor Josh Radnor to speak at Temple of Aaron fundraiser

Josh Radnor attended Jewish day schools and had a ‘strangely mystical experience’ in Israel by MAX SPARBER Josh Radnor, who played the nebbeshy Ted Mosby on the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, will be speaking at Temple of Aaron for their annual fundraiser on Aug. 24; the event is appropriately titled “How […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Governor, elected officials condemn attack on Bloomington mosque

AJW STAFF REPORT — Gov. Mark Dayton called the Saturday attack on a Bloomington mosque “an act of terrorism.” The governor — along with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison; state Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis; and other elected officials and community leaders — gathered Sunday at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, which was damaged by an […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Editorial: Vacanza in Italia

It was two weeks of sun, sea, mountains, palm trees, palazzos, piazzas, art galleries, wonderful food and wine: my vacanza in Italia, with my wife, three sons and one girlfriend. Also, some of the Swedish in-laws drove down to see us; we were 13 for one dinner on the patio of the villetta high up […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Lincoln Del: A taste of Minnesota Jewish cooking

The Lincoln Del Cookbook: Best-loved Recipes from the Legendary Bakery and Deli, by Wendi Zelkin Rosenstein and Kit Naylor, Minnesota Historical Society Press, paperback, 224 pages, $24.95 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Still miss the Lincoln Del? Except for owners of today’s Jewish delis, who doesn’t? We can’t get back the atmosphere of the Berenberg family’s […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Ethiopian elder and a changing society

Following the death of his wife, Meseganio Tadelo (played by Debebe Eshtu) gathers his children and announces that he will be selling the family apartment, and will live with them for the rest of his life. As dramatized in Red Leaves (IndiePix Films), the debut feature by Israeli-Ethiopian director Bazi Gete, Meseganio’s decision is not […]