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Faces & Places: ‘Uncorking Israel’

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Wine Guide Sean Sutton led the tasting and Detroit’s Shiliach Yiftak Leket discussed the history of wine in Israel and shared about the exciting wine production happening in Detroit’s Partnership2Gether Region in the Central Galilee. 
What the Holocaust Memorial Sculpture will look like at Meijer Gardens.

New Website Will Share Grand Rapids Holocaust Survivor Testimonies for the First Time

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With a small, yet close-knit Jewish community on the west side of the state, the website hopes to spotlight a group of people who are sometimes overshadowed by Metro Detroit’s larger Jewish community.
James Wolk stars in the new NBC series "Ordinary Joe," which starts Sept. 20 and can be seen at 10 p.m. Mondays.

Farmington Hills Native Stars in NBC’s New Drama, ‘Ordinary Joe’

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Most recent TV attention was gained through Jame Wolk's character portrayals in the HBO series "Watchmen," the CBS summer series "Zoo" and the Amazon streaming series "Goliath."
Sukkot

Essay: The Joy of Sukkot

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Sam Glaser shares his thoughts on the joy of Sukkot.
Rochelle and Barry Zelcer and their five sons.

Rochelle Zelcer: ‘This is the Place for Me’

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Rochelle Zelcer talked with Aviva Zacks about her early experiences of Zionism when growing up, when she visited Israel for the first time and what she misses about living in Detroit.
Slap in the Face

Wise & Otherwise: That’s a Slap in the Face

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Irwin Cohen writes about the only time in his history that he didn’t deserve a slap in the face.
Deborah Lipstadt, the renowned Holocaust historian, is the author of the forthcoming book "Antisemitism Here and Now."

Deborah Lipstadt, Noted Holocaust Historian, is Biden’s Pick for Antisemitism Envoy

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Lipstadt is best known for defeating Holocaust denier David Irving when he sued her in a British court for defamation.
Alexander Kahn on CNN, Aug. 27, 2021.

Southfield Pilot, Son of Holocaust Survivor, Flies Plane Full of Afghan Refugees to U.S

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For Captain Alexander Kahn, who began his flight training and earned his private pilot’s license at Ramstein Air Base, there was an element of nostalgia to the mission.
JSL Dream Cruise

Faces & Places: JSL Senior Dream Cruise

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Jewish Senior Life held its annual Senior Dream Cruise on the JSL campus in West Bloomfield on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Dale Taub (left) and Gary Klinger added a fourth team championship to their B’nai B’rith golf league resume this season.

Back-to-Back Champs in B’nai B’rith Golf League

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No team or individual had won back-to-back league titles.
Responsibility

Torah Expanded: The Leader’s Call to Responsibility

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The story of humanity has been for the most part a flight from responsibility.
Torah

Torah Portion: What Needs Fixing?

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Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; II Samuel 22:1-51.
Jared Kushner, fourth from right, poses for a group photo with the ambassadors from Israel and the UAE and others at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, Sept. 14, 2021.

A Year Later, the Abraham Accords Draw a Rare Show of Unity from Trump...

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Jared Kushner's priority is to uphold bipartisan backing for the accords as a means of expanding them.
Swimmer Jim Berk shows off the three Michigan Senior Olympics gold medals he won last month.

Senior Swimmer Adds 3 More Gold Medals to His Pool Haul

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Jim Berk won Michigan Senior Olympics gold medals last month in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.
From 1964

Looking Back: Let’s Eat!

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JN's Mike Smith decided to cruise the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History for holiday recipes.
A screenshot, from the 2007 documentary Refusenik by Laura Bialis, which chronicles the 30-year international movement to free Soviet Jews.

Remembering Our Local Heroes: How Grassroots Efforts, Secret Trips and Rallies Paved the Way...

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For those Soviet Jewish refugees who resettled in Metro Detroit, their opportunities were possible thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers unwaveringly committed to the Soviet Jewry cause.