Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Those Minnesota Jews sure are polite.
I was wondering when Minnesota Jewish leaders would respond to last week’s bizarre outburst by Garrison Keillor, the longtime host of the Prairie Home Companion. In the process of trashing Unitarians for diluting the religious meaning of Christmas music he also took shots at Jewish composers he seems to think abetted the war on the holiday.
I've been a fan of The Prairie Home Companion since it went national, though I confess I often hit the “off” switch when host Garrison Keillor starts to sing, so I don't exactly know what to make of his column this week in Salon – which also appeared in newspapers around the country.
Keillor is complaining about a Unitarian rewrite of the Christmas song “Silent Night” that pretty much removes all the Christian content.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
Periodically during his six-month battle to win a Minnesota Senate race a recount showed he lost by 312 votes, former Sen. Norm Coleman, a Republican, has suggested voters should just do the whole thing over again.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
James Besser in Washington
In Minnesota, as it turns out, a recount won’t be enough to determine the winner of a hotly contested Senate race. The only thing that’s certain: the winner will definitely be a Jewish guy from New York.
Young Families, Singles Flocking to Upper East Side; ‘The Memory Is In Their Taste Buds’: The Lure of Sephardic Food; Safra Synagogue Rabbi’s Growing Empire; Sephardic And Egalitarian at B’nai Jeshurun; Giving Voice to Sephardic Music.