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  • Lawsuit claiming Hebrew National foods aren’t 100% kosher dismissed

    February 1, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National foods are not strictly kosher has been dismissed.

    A U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota ruled Wednesday that because kosher is a religious standard, it is a subject for rabbinic debate -- not a federal court ruling.

    “The definition of...

  • Wolpe on Brandon’s Holocaust analogy: ‘It is stupidity on stilts’

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    October 26, 2012 | 2:50 pm

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    Every now and then we forbid certain things to certain select individuals: Boxers may not use their fists in casual fights; CIA agents may not write freely of their personal experiences. I think it is time for a new restriction: any mention of Hitler,...

  • Minn. rabbinical group opposes ban on same-sex marriages

    February 9, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Members of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association have signed a statement opposing a state ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages.

    The group represents rabbis from 15 congregations in the state from the Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements. No Orthodox...

  • President George W. Bush to speak at Minnesota synagogue

    September 1, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Former President George W. Bush will speak at Beth El Synagogue on Sept. 21, the Minnesota synagogue said.

    The fundraising event at the Conservative synagogue in St. Louis Park is being billed as “An Intimate Evening with the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.”...

  • Jewish school in Minnesota closes

    August 9, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    A Jewish boarding school in Minnesota is closing.

    Yeshiva High School of the Twin Cities, which opened five years ago, is shutting down after failing to pay a $60,000 balloon mortgage payment in June, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday. The school’s website does not announce the...

  • Radio host threatens to oust Minn. lawmaker over invocation objections

    March 22, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A conservative radio host suggested that he would work to unseat a Minnesota state senator who opposed a pastor’s invocation in the statehouse for being nonsectarian.

    An invocation earlier this month by the Rev. Dennis Campbell, a conservative Baptist, mentioned Jesus Christ three...

  • Supreme Court says Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat

    June 30, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.

    The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat...

  • Is Al Franken Jewish?  Are You Kidding?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    How Jewish Is Al Franken?

    The Minnesota Supreme Court just declared that Democrat Al Franken is the winner in the Minnesota Senate race, beating out incumbent Norm Coleman. 

    That’s the perfect opportunity to explore just how the new senator from Minnesota views his faith.


  • Al Franken leads in Senate race, poll finds

    October 9, 2008 | 11:39 pm

    Al Franken has taken the lead over incumbent Norm Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race, according to a new poll.

    The Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll, conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 2, showed the Democrat and former writer-performer for "Saturday Night Live" with a 43 percent to 34 percent...