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A Word of Torah: A Father’s Love

Unconditional love is not uncritical, but it is unbreakable. That is how we should love our children — for it is how God loves us.

Purely Commentary: The Jewish Touch on a Huge Rivalry

There were Israel and Judah, the McCoys and Hatfields, the Medicis and Pazzis and the Stewarts and Douglases. Today there is me, Sandy Hermanoff, the Buckeye, and my husband, Michael Hermanoff, the Wolverine.

Astrolojew: KISLEV 5783: Dreaming of Hope

Gratitude is the attitude when first day Rosh Chodesh Kislev falls on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Purely Commentary: Me And My Bike, Part Two

Riding my bicycle outdoors began to be a much-favored form of exercise compared to a stationary bike going nowhere slowly. At least I got to feel the breeze and enjoy the scenery.

Thanksgiving: My Celebrations

Although not a Jewish holiday, Thanksgiving has always played a significant role in our family's holiday celebrations.

Looking Back: Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches On!

I found great articles about the parade in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History. More to the point, great stories about Jewish Detroiters who helped make the Parade a national wonder.

Torah Portion: Two Types of Fear: The Good and Bad

Unlike fear, awe has a sense of the ineffability and holiness of the greatness one is encountering.

Purely Commentary: The Passage of Proposal 3

We know that there is more work to be done. The threat of a federal law banning abortion still looms. 

After Oxford

At the first anniversary of the deadly school shooting, legislation for common sense gun reform may be in reach.

The Diabetes Epidemic

Learn from a registered dietitian how to stay on top of your health.
Former Detroiters Lily Tomlin and Allee Willis in 2007 at L.A. Street restaurant. Photo by Prudence Fenton

Ba-Dee-Ya, Dancin’ in September

Willis Wonderland Foundation launched in memory of Allee Willis.
Warren Egypt Franklin, Desmond Sean Ellington, Elijah Malcomb, Pierre Jean Gonzalez. Photo by Joan Marcus

Hamilton is Back: An Energetic Cast Brings New Life To A Beloved Blockbuster

Today, Hamilton is even more relevant, after seven years that included a global pandemic and a violent insurrection aimed at thwarting the very ideals the founding fathers fought to achieve.
Dinner table with décor for the evening.

Next Dor: Soul Food & Whiskey Tasting

The Windsor Jewish Federation celebrated the launch of its UJA Next Gen campaign with a night of Soul Food & Spirits on Thursday, Oct. 27, hosted by community member Miriam Cedroni.
The audience enjoys the fire show with David Brown.

Sukkot Family Festival at The Shul

The Sukkot Family Festival at The Shul of West Bloomfield on Oct. 16 was designed to bring the beauty of Sukkot and Simchat Torah to life for their JEMS students and their families.
Aaron and Ryan Rose & Merrick and Jonah Chernett,

Special, Cool and Amazing

Two sets of brothers help Bloomfield Hills High School’s boys tennis team win a state championship.
Caleb Robbins

Student Corner: My Jewish Identity

Working at Jewish Senior Life can be challenging at times but also quite rewarding.