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Supporting Our Older Adults: The Pandemic Brings the Challenges They Face Closer to Home

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Lynn Breuer gives a few ways to help older adults combat feelings of isolation. 2020 has been a year full of … what exactly? Political...
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Danny Raskin: A Look Back at the Gold Cup Room

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It was one of Detroit’s most glamorous dating spots. Looking back to the future … Many may recall when James Beard, author, chef, etc., named...
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Looking Back: A New Chapter

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The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. It’s that time again. It happens...
Torah

Torah Portion: Writing Our Own Song

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Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; I Samuel 22:1-51. And you shall write for yourselves this song” (Devarim 31:19). The subject of this verse is unclear and debated...
Break-Fast

How to Host a Socially Distanced Break-Fast This Yom Kippur

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This article originally appeared on The Nosher. Individualized portions are key. Here are some recipes and tips. All our holidays are a little bit different this...

Recovery Month: Be Sure to Connect

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Celebrate connections by making new ones. September marks the start of National Recovery Month, an international observance held each year to honor and celebrate the...
Rochel's husband Jaron

All Masked Up

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Can’t live without masks these days. Years ago, my baby was admitted to Beaumont. Fun fact about Beaumont: It’s a teaching hospital, which means there’s...
Sue & Eli Cooper

Couple Will Once Again Participate in This Year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event

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Sue and Eli Cooper, members of Temple Israel, met on JDate and married in 2007. Sue, who had a longtime career in radio, was...
Temple Israel's Rosh Hashanah service

High Holiday Diaries: JN Writers Share Their Experiences

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In this unusual year for worship, our writers had different takeaways from the New Year. Temple Israel’s Rosh Hashanah Services — ‘Coming Home’ By Mark Jacobs Even...
Oliver Sacks

DFT Features Documentary on Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks

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The documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life can be accessed Sept. 25 - Oct. 22. If famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks were alive and...
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Diplomacy Built Israeli-Arab Peace. The Private Sector Will Sustain It

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The promise of a warm peace among Israeli, Emirati and Bahraini citizens has the potential to change the region in profound ways. (JTA) — Less...
Rock Connections Awards at The Detroit Opera House

Butzel Award Winner Dan Gilbert Reflects on Family, Faith and Philanthropy

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The Fred M. Butzel Award is the highest honor bestowed on a Detroit Jewish citizen by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. It has been...
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The Rise of the Minyan: Technology Increases Participation in Many Congregations

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Some Orthodox congregations are holding small minyanim and Shabbos services outside, while others are going online. COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life, including religious...
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Fundraising in a Pandemic: Synagogues and Organizations Adjust to an Unusual Year

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Among the congregations responding to the Jewish News’ inquiry about this year’s fundraising efforts, some indicated that funds generated this year would be allocated...
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Shofar Factory Festival Provide Family Fun Packages for Rosh Hashanah

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Children were able to tune in to a live, follow-along, presentation of Shofar making and honey cake baking. Despite many annual celebrations and programs canceled...
Twilight: Gods

New MOT Artistic Director, With Israeli Roots, Premieres Adapted Classic Geared to City on...

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Twilight: Gods is being staged in the Detroit Opera House Parking Center so that audience members can watch from their cars while socially distancing. Yuval...

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Student Sparks Campaign To Remove Holocaust-Themed Halloween Costumes

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Holocaust-Themed Costume
Costumes resembling Nazi uniforms withdrawn from online vendors after student’s efforts. Like any other college student, Carly Weisfelner, 19, uses Instagram on a daily basis. One...

A Mystery: Why Do So Many Haredi Jews Disregard the Pandemic?

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Louis Finkelman tentatively proposes two or three factors to explain why the haredi community treats the COVID-19 pandemic as irrelevant to their lives. As fervently...

Butzel Award Winner Dan Gilbert Reflects on Family, Faith and Philanthropy

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Rock Connections Awards at The Detroit Opera House
The Fred M. Butzel Award is the highest honor bestowed on a Detroit Jewish citizen by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. It has been...

A Widow’s Personal Remembrance of a Gifted Healer

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Dr. Bradley Alan Sachs
Lauren Sachs remembers her husband, Dr. Bradley Alan Sachs. My husband, Dr. Bradley Alan Sachs, of Toledo, died unexpectedly and tragically of a cardiac event...

Pushing Back Against the Proud Boys in Michigan

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The Jewish community must stand against hate. Back in March, the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing, a piece of local...

Kaddish for RBG

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks At Georgetown Law
The iconic Justice’s death is an occasion for national Jewish mourning. The evening Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, on Sept. 18, 2020, was Erev Rosh Hashanah....