Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Father-daughter artists create mixed media works

Works by Jewish-Mexican artists Salomon Gorshtein and Sandra Felemovicius, a father and daughter, are featured in From Bricks to Brushes that is on display through May 6 in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. The exhibit includes pieces in a variety of media, but lines, geometric shapes and organic […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Local yeshiva buys Bnai Emet

Sale keeps Bnai Emet Synagogue building intact and of service to the Jewish community By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Last June, just before Bnai Emet Synagogue’s final Shabbat services, Neil Meyer said he hoped that the Bnai Emet property stayed in the Jewish community. Meyer, of the Meyer and Njus law firm […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

“Time Stands Still”: Laughter amid the war stories

The Guthrie Theater presents its first staging of a work by acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies By MORDECAI SPECKTOR GRETE: All I am suggesting, Mr. Waxman, is that the artist, like the Jew, prefers to see himself as alien from the mainstream culture. For the Jewish artist to acknowledge that the contrary is true, that he […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Idan Raichel: Creating a new musical language

The popular Israeli musician plays the Dakota April 16, while touring with a quartet featuring Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré By MORDECAI SPECKTOR It’s not every day you talk with an Israeli superstar. After a series of e-mails over recent weeks with his manager, the AJW finally caught up with peripatetic and popular musician Idan […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Films of Jewish interest included in MSPIFF

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is presenting the 2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), which runs through May 3 on five screens at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St., S.E., Minneapolis. The festival includes a “Spotlight on the Middle East” — curated by Alissa Simon, senior programmer at the Palm […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Editorial: People of the Film

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The Last Word tops MJTC season

Final production of the 2011-2012 season explores the inspiration and struggle between two approaches to the same art By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Is there a mystical connection between St. Paul and Canada? The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s last production, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, was written by an Ottawa-based playwright; the author of its newest […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Saving Israel from itself

The Crisis of Zionism, by Peter Beinart, Times Books, 304 pages, $26 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER J Street supporters probably will like Peter Beinart’s The Crisis of Zionism a lot. The rest of us maybe not so much. But it’s thoughtful and important, and I found myself agreeing with many of its main points. Israel-bashers […]

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