Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

CHGS at U of M marks 20 years of achievements

AJW Staff Report At the Oct. 24 event marking the 20th anniversary of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) at the University of Minnesota, John Coleman, dean of the U of M’s College of Liberal Arts, lauded the center as “one of our college’s most powerful examples of the… importance of our work […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Tamara Nadel will perform dance at Beth El

Dance work is conceived and choreographed by Ranee Ramaswamy, of Ragamala Dance Company AJW Staff Report Tamara Nadel, a founding member of Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company, will perform a solo dance concert titled “Haven’t I Hidden Your Name” Nov. 16 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park. The concert is rooted in the writings […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Sandra Bernhard: From kibbutz to silver screen

Sandra Bernhard, no stranger to Twin Cities stages, returns Nov. 16 to the Cedar with her show Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Sandra Bernhard told actor Alec Baldwin that she enjoyed spending eight months on a kibbutz, after her high school graduation, vacuuming the lungs out of chickens. In an interview […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Heidi Weinberg: Delaying the disease

Personal trainer Heidi Weinberg discusses her training in a program designed to help clients with Parkinson’s disease by MAX SPARBER Community News Editor According to Parkinsons.org, a website about the disease, studies suggest an unhappy fact about Minnesota:  our state has the third-highest rate of Parkinson’s in the United States. The disease is a degenerative […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Suzanne Spaak: Righteous among the nations

Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris, by Anne Nelson, Simon & Schuster, 318 pages, $26 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Suzanne Spaak, a wealthy, well-connected Belgian living with her unfaithful husband and his mistress in France, had no reason to risk her life saving Jewish children. But after helping first Spanish Civil War refugees, […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Peter Edelman: How our government criminalizes the poor

Peter Edelman, a Minneapolis native, worked for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. He’s now a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (The New Press), focuses on how government policies make the difficult lot of impoverished Americans unendurable. From money bail that […]