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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

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

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 3rd, 2017

Sweet Land: Minnesota on the stage

Musical at Great American History Theatre evokes Fiddler on the Roof By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Throughout the history of the Jewish diaspora, our people know what it is to be “the other.” Right now in our country and in many parts of Europe, “the other” is also considered to be the “enemy.” It is most fitting, […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A place of their own: J-HAP

J-HAP’s work with a new housing development for adults with developmental disabilities By MAX SPARBER We’re in a time of enormous progress in healthcare, which can create unexpected challenges. Speaking with American Jewish World, J-HAP founder Linda Bialik discussed a realization that she, and other parents of children with developmental disabilities, came to about a […]