Rose French writes about religious and spiritual matters for the Star Tribune. Before arriving in the Twin Cities this fall, she covered religion for the Associated Press in Tennessee, where she wrote about the Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Gideons and other religious groups and issues.
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The Twin Cities Jewish community is celebrating Israel’s 64th Independence Day on Sunday.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a festival to celebrate Israeli Independence Day – Yom Ha’atzmaut – which recognizes Israel’s declaration of independence and establishment in 1948.
The event starts at 1 p.m. with a Solidarity Walk, with participants walking along the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail to the Sabes Jewish Community Center (JCC), where there will be a celebration with Israeli musicians, dancing, Moroccan food, a marketplace and games.
The event is organized by the United Jewish Fund and Council of St. Paul and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and is sponsored by more than 50 local businesses and Jewish organizations, according to a released statement from the United Jewish Fund and Council of St. Paul.