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Anxiety Keeping You Awake? Pandemic and Politics Take a Toll on Sleep

Stress is causing increased sleep problems, especially for women, according to some local physicians and therapists. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is stressing many...
Restaurant Closed

Restaurants Fight for Their Lives

The latest "pause" in indoor dining threatens the future of local restaurants. With the coronavirus pandemic surging, just before Thanksgiving came Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement...
Benji Schostak of West Bloomfield has fun in the pool at Camp Willoway.

‘Kids Need Camp’: Camps ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About the Summer of 2021

Detroit-area camps are cautiously optimistic they will be able to operate at least a scaled-down program next summer. Summer camp can be a lifeline for...
A view of the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, Aug. 21, 2010.

Assassins Kill Scientist Believed to be the Father of Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program

Iranian media blamed Israel's Mossad spy agency for the killing. (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies...
Hazon Detroit

Sharing Food on Thanksgiving: Hazon Detroit Distributes Meals to 1,000 Families in Northern Oakland...

For weeks before the drive, Hazon Detroit and volunteers rescued food for Thanksgiving that would have otherwise gone to waste. A recent food drive helped...
Cover of "Army of Enablers" by Amos Guiora

Bystanders and Enablers: New Book Illustrates How Institutions Failed to Protect Victims of Sexual...

The son of Holocaust survivors tackles modern-day horrors with Armies of Enablers, focusing on sexual assault cases including the USA Gymnastics team. Author Amos...
Badonna and Mark Berkman

Living in Israel: COVID Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Oak Park Natives From Making Aliyah

Making aliyah was a 10-month process that began long before the pandemic. Upon their permanent arrival to Israel as this summer ended, Mark and Badonna...
Better Health Market & Cafe Offering

Danny Raskin: L’Chaim

Better Health Market & Café helps keep Metro Detroiters healthy. A time-honored family name and reputation that has always meant only the best of service...
John Mames

Looking Back: An Ode to Dr. John & Eva Mames

Dr. John and Eva Mames were the backbone, heart and soul of Magen David Adom (MDA) in Detroit for decades You may have read in...
BBYO’s Fall Rush event.

Teen Programming During the Pandemic

BBYO slowly returns to in-person events, NFTY sticks with virtual for now. Jewish teen programming organizations across Michigan shifted to virtual when the pandemic hit...

Torah Portion: Go in Peace

Parshat Vayetze: Genesis 28:10-32:3; Hosea 12:13-14:10. When I started my rabbinic school year in Israel in 2010, my first trip to Jerusalem was spellbinding. My adopted...
Cancer researcher Dr. Albert Grinshpun of Jeruslem's Hadassah hospital, standing, supervises medical student Yogev Cohen, a member of Grinsphun’s team studying the use of liquid biopsies to diagnose breast cancer.

Israeli Scientists Pioneering New, Less Invasive Breast Cancer Detection Methods

Liquid biopsies like specialized blood tests hold promise for early detection of life-threatening cancers. Every day, hundreds of thousands of women worldwide get mammograms, and...
The small virtual classrooms of the Ofek Hub program encourage interaction between students and teachers, as well as among students.

New Online Learning Platform Aims to Bridge the Gap Between US Jews and Israel

The Israel-centered, Jewish distance learning program taught by experienced educators is accessible to students of all ages anywhere. When the first wave of coronavirus infections...

Yiddish Limerick: Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving a shaynem dahnk* we’ll say Far alle gutte zakhn, nisht ein, nisht tzvay**. Far shayninke kinderlakh*** Far ingalakh un maydalak**** And alle gutte zakhn***** that come...
We Can Do This Sign

Essay: A “COVID Hell” Call to Action

We cannot afford to be mere observers of this COVID-19 crisis. There is much that we can and should be doing to help each...
The two books that will be discussed by the authors and JN editor Andrew Lapin

JN Editor to Moderate Discussions at 2 Local Book Events

Registration is encouraged for the discussions at the Detroit Jewish Book Fair and the Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival. JN Editor Andrew Lapin will be...


Last Aliyah at Iron Mountain: As Tiny Jewish Community Dwindles, Historic...

The shul resembles a house on the corner.
Although no one from Iron Mountain was surprised to see the synagogue wind down, former congregants expressed sadness about the conclusion of a significant...

Here’s to Durfee: Jewish Alumni are Invited to Reunion Celebrating Their...

Sen. Carl Levin, Winnie Krieger and Aaron Krieger at the entrance of their old school holding one of their old Durfee yearbooks
To mark the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Life Remodeled is hosting a free Virtual Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3, featuring Isiah Thomas, Gabrielle...

Annabel Cohen’s Intimate Thanksgiving Recipes

Recipes for what’s likely to be a different holiday than we’re used to. Thanksgiving is going to be different. So many people I talk to...

Everything but the Hugs: Being Virtually Together to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Dorfman grandchildren, Thanksgiving 2019
This is not the Thanksgiving any of us expected, but it’s the one that will make forever-memories. The upcoming Thanksgiving weekend marks one full year...

‘Dismantling Antisemitism’ Panel To Feature Unexpected Guest: Rashida Tlaib

A flyer for the "Dismantling Antisemitism" panel featuring Rep. Tlaib.
Co-panelist Peter Beinart says the aim is to include Palestinians in the discussion. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is set to appear on a virtual panel entitled...

Essay: A “COVID Hell” Call to Action

We Can Do This Sign
We cannot afford to be mere observers of this COVID-19 crisis. There is much that we can and should be doing to help each...