“When Somali refugees arrived in Minnesota starting in 1993, Jewish leaders saw echoes of their forebears who faced virulent anti-Semitism as newcomers to the state more than a century before. The communities developed strong ties, joining to fight hunger and illiteracy and raising money for one another in response to discrimination and threats of violence.” WaPo: In Minnesota, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments cause pain and confusion. (This story points to a noteworthy dichotomy between media-enhanced beltway divisions and actual communities where neighbors are getting along and working together.)