Local Interfaith Leaders Denounce ISIS As 'Non-Islam'With Friday's indiscriminate and heartless violence so very raw, Minnesota's faith leaders are speaking with a simple clarity. Religious leaders are quick to point out that the violence that the terror group ISIS engages in has no foundation in the Islamic faith.
Good Question: Who Makes Up Our Congress?On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden swore in 71 new members to the 114th Congress, including the first Black Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Utah. This group of 535 people is now the most diverse in U.S. history.
Police: Holocaust Heirloom Stolen In Madison Madison police say a Star of David pendant that survived the Holocaust has been stolen from a University of Wisconsin fraternity house.
‘Thanksgivukkah’ Is Once-In-A-Lifetime EventFor the first time in a long time, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day - Thursday, Nov. 28. The new holiday is being called “Thanksgivukkah.” Like most big holidays, this new one means lots of time will be spent in the kitchen. Tracy Truesdell is Jewish, but her husband isn't. So, their family is used to getting creative when celebrating with their boys.
Good Question: What's The Story Behind Rosh Hashanah?It's estimated about 40,000 to 50,000 Minnesotans are Jewish. And on Thursday, many of them went to services or spent time with family to celebrate an important holiday – Rosh Hashanah. “It’s our new year. It’s the start of a new beginning,” said Madeline Grolnick just after she attended services at Temple Israel in uptown Minneapolis.
Shock Lingers After Nazi Unit Leader Found In USThe revelation that a top former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who knew 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World War II survivors in both the U.S. and Europe harshly condemned the news and prosecutors in Poland have said they'll investigate.
Jewish Leaders React To News Of Nazi Unit Commander Living In MinneapolisSteve Hunegs is the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. He is shocked by Friday’s news.
Best Of Minnesota: DelisFor a Jewish kid from the East Coast, Cecils Deli in St. Paul, might be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Minn. Man Recalls The Hanukkah Story As Holiday Begins At Sundown Mark Rotenberg will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah tonight, along with thousands of other people of the Jewish faith in Minnesota. He recalls the story behind the Jewish Holiday.
Jordana's Blog: Not Mafia, Just JewishI recently visited my family in New Jersey. N.J. will always feel like home to me and my family is great ... most of the time. This time I had an interesting conversation with my mother that still plays over in my head.
Minnesotans Of Faith Come Together To Combat Voter ID AmendmentDozens of Minnesota clergy and religious leaders gathered Thursday to voice their opposition to Minnesota's Voter ID amendment.
Esme’s Blog: Obama And The Jewish VoteAt a fundraiser Thursday night, the president is quoted as saying his jobs plan would create 1.9 million jobs.