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Erin Lewis, Brooke Weingarden and Lindsey Maddin

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Volunteers Aim to Collect 1,000 Pounds of Kosher Soup This Year...

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Donations can be brought to the Jewish Federation building on Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills.
Rabbi Simcha Krauss speaks at a dinner hosted by Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi in his honor on Feb. 5, 2014.

Rabbi Simcha Krauss, ‘Gentle Giant’ Who Fought for Women’s Rights in Orthodoxy, Dies at...

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In his later years, Krauss started a new rabbinical court in an effort to help agunot, women who could not remarry because their husbands refused to grant them a religious divorce.
Can't Sleep

Struggling to Sleep? Try These Tips to Ensure You Get Your Zzzzzs

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Doron Lazarus offers some practical suggestions of how to leave stress and anxiety where they belong and out of the bedroom to allow you to sleep great, no matter what is going on.
A protester stands outside Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, flanked by anti-Israel and antisemitic signs, in 2020. On Jan. 18, 2022, the Ann Arbor City Council formally condemned the weekly protests, which had been going on for 18 years.

After 18 Years, Ann Arbor Condemns Weekly Synagogue Protesters as Antisemitic

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The Michigan city council issued its first formal resolution against the protesters, who have targeted a local shul for nearly two decades.
From the Posen Library

Posen Library Makes ‘Teaching Clips” Available to Educate the Public on the Holocaust

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In discussions pointing to issues of antisemitism and ways of resistance, tapes refer to religious, spiritual, artistic, political and combative responses.
Hands Touching

Essay: I Called Her Aunt Anna

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Sandy Hermanoff tells a story about rekindling a relationship.
A view of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Tex., on Jan. 17, 2022.

Top US Security Officials to US Jews: Colleyville Was a ‘Terrorist Attack on Jewish...

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A White House seminar is designed in part to reassure Jews that they could attend services this Shabbat.
The first Birthright Israel group after a year-long absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, May 24, 2021.

Birthright Israel & Onward Israel Merge

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Merger provides young Jews around the world increased opportunities to visit, study, work and live in Israel.
Patty Stelmaszak unpacks goodies from her truck.

Faces & Places: A Mitzvah Weekend

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Hundreds of volunteers of various faiths came together to serve Metro Detroit nonprofits.
Elisha Wiesel speaks at the No Fear rally in solidarity with "the Jewish people and Israel" in Washington, D.C., July 11, 2021.

Colleyville is an Opportunity for American Jews to Rethink Our Approach to Curbing Antisemitism

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A historian and law student asks: If antisemitism is systemic, "doesn’t it demand more thoroughgoing responses than pride and protest?"
From 1959

Looking Back: A Yiddish Literary Giant

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Universally known by his chosen pen name, Sholem Aleichem, the writer Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich (1859-1916) was one of the foremost creators of Yiddish literature.
Anne Frank

A Jew Betrayed Anne Frank’s Family, Cold-Case Investigators Conclude

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The theory about Arnold van den Bergh is the latest in a string of hypotheses about how the Nazis discovered the teenage diarist's family in hiding.
court ruling

JBAM Offering Law Scholarship in Honor of Late Attorney Charles J. Cohen

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A Michigander at heart, Charles J. Cohen continually stressed the importance of legal education.
Torah

A Word of Torah: Why the Giving of the Torah is a Turning Point...

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In this week’s parshah, Yitro, we encounter history’s single biggest turning point, a moment that changed everything, for everyone, forever: the giving of the Torah by God to Moses and the Jewish people at Mount Sinai.
Joel Tenenbaum, 81, and Marilyn Berkowitz, 84, enjoy the beach just north of Tel Aviv.

The New Florida? Record Number of US Retirees Relocate to Israel in 2021

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The pandemic, Marc Rosenberg said, has prompted people of all ages to recalibrate what’s important to them. 
Torah

Torah Portion: Freedom of Thought

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Parshat Yitro: Exodus 18:1-20:23; Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6.