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Rebecca Blumenstein

Michigan Native Rises to a New Leadership Role at the New York Times

After a long and storied career in journalism, Rebecca Blumenstein is transitioning into a top leadership position as deputy editor in the publisher’s office at the New York Times.

Torah Portion: Everyone Counts

Parshat Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Hosea 2:1`-22.
Philip Allweiss

Obituary: Philip Allweiss, A Life Well Lived

Philip Manuel Allweiss, 60, died of cancer in Bonita Springs on May 3, 2021.
Josh Linkner

Tech Entrepreneur and Author Reimagines Creative Capacity in New Book

Josh Linkner’s new book, "Big Little Breakthroughs," has been positively hailed by CEOs of tech giants and bestselling authors.
Mac and Cheese

Dairy, Anyone?: Annabel Cohen’s Recipes for Shavuot

On Sunday, May 16, we begin the two-day festival of Shavuot, a harvest holiday.
Hebrew Free Loan

Hebrew Free Loan Marks Massive Milestone Anniversary

A humble organization historically not highly visible in the Detroit Jewish community, Hebrew Free Loan (HFL) is marking its 125th anniversary — a year late, thanks to COVID. 
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2015.

Commentary: Israel Has No Choice but to Act on its Own to Stop Iran

Israeli officials are pleading against more appeasement of Tehran. But revelations about John Kerry’s past betrayal help explain the administration’s refusal to listen.
Jessica Davidova and Charles Yarber

Two Law Students to be Honored by Jewish Bar Association of Michigan

Jessica Davidova of Wayne State University Law School and Chase O. Yarber of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will each receive JBAM’s Charles J. Cohen Scholarship.

Shavuot All-Nighter: Twelve-Hour Online International Celebration to Include Efforts of Local Artists

A singer-songwriter, a playwright-author and a producer — all raised in Metro Detroit — will be part of an international digital program celebrating the holiday of Shavuot.
Faye Schulman lights a candle at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at a UJA Federation building in Toronto in 2013.

Holocaust Survivor Whose Photographs Documented the Partisan Resistance Dies At 101

Her photos were “extremely important in documenting the history of the resistance," one professor said.
Israeli flag

Israel Under Attack: A Community Briefing from Federation

Throughout the conflict, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has remained in close contact with global partner agencies who are now working tirelessly to protect and support the many innocent victims in cities across Israel.
Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2020 policy conference of AIPAC, the prominent Israel lobbying group, March 2, 2020.

As Gaza Conflict Escalates, Here’s What American Jews Think About Israel

Most American Jews feel some emotional attachment to Israel and say they have something in common with its Jews, while 10% support the boycott movement.
Smoke billows from Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 11, 2021.

Death Toll Rises to 6 Israelis, 55 Palestinians in Escalating Fighting, While Arab Protesters...

In the central Israeli city of Lod, a state of emergency was declared after Arab protesters burned a synagogue, shops and cars.

ASTROLOJEW Horoscopes for Chodesh Sivan 5781 (12 May – 9 June 2021)

SIVAN 5781: Dramatic changes kick off a long, hot summer
Empty Shul

Guest Column: What Would It Take for Me to Go Back to Synagogue?

We've become accustomed to staying home, sleeping late and praying alone, writes Gary Rosenblatt.
Eli Broad in 2008

Obituary: Eli Broad, Builder and MSU Benefactor

Eli Broad, former Detroit businessman and philanthropist whose generosity was as vast as his fortune, died April 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. He was 87.