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Rosh Hashanah

Goodbye 5780 – It Wasn’t All So Bad

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Mark Jacobs gives a shortlist of some things that happened this past year that can uplift our Jewish souls. A friend recently sent me a...
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North Farmington High School Football Coach Looks Forward to 2020 Fall Season

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The North Farmington football season will begin Sept. 17 with its Week No. 4 game at Rochester Adams. Billy Slobin didn’t think there would...
University of Michigan

Strike, Outcome “Small, but Significant Step” Says U-M GEO Secretary

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U-M GEO accepts University offer, giving into some COVID and policing demands “A small, but significant step.” After striking since September 8, University of Michigan’s Graduate...

New Video Shows Metro Detroit Culture Lovers All They Can Still Do, Despite The...

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Culture Can’t Wait reminds the community of what can be accessed. In pandemic terms, summer has been a significant time for the Detroit Cultural Center,...
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Reflections on Dubai’s Jewish Community, and the Israel/UAE Accords

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Jessica Katz reflects on her experience with Dubai's Jewish community. A little less than one year ago I was sitting in Israel planning my upcoming...
Joshua Balan

The Jewish Community Rallies to Make the Holidays Special for Isolated Seniors

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Here's what organizations are working tirelessly to help ensure any voids in observing the High Holidays are filled for Jewish older adult residences. When you...
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A New Future For The Jewish News: Non-Profit Ownership

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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. After 78 years as...

Shofar Safety: How Metro Detroit Synagogues Are Being Safe with the Shofar During COVID

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This year, it may be a little more difficult to hear the blast. Some events appear to spread the coronavirus more efficiently than others. Blowing...
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Blowing the Shofar of Racial Justice

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This Rosh Hashanah the Black community has blown the shofar of racial justice to reawaken, re-engage, and reinvigorate the Jewish community’s commitment to justice...

Editor’s Note: Rosh Hashanah Love

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One of the challenges this year is that, to many, there is no perceptible switch from our spring and summer doldrums to now. I stepped...
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L’Shanah Tovah: Rabbis Share Holiday Messages with the Community

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The JN invited local rabbis to share holiday messages with the community. Bridging the Distance The last six months brought with them many challenges. We’ve instituted...
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Play Ball! FJA and Hillel Find a Way to Continue Sports

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Fall sports have been practicing at Frankel Jewish Academy since mid-August, while Hillel Day School is only offering intramural sports this fall. Even though Gov....
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Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League’s 25th Year was Historic for Many Reasons

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The COVID-19 pandemic and rule changes produced a season like no other in the Inter-Congregational Men's Club Summer Softball League. It was a season like...
University of Michigan Hillel

Virtual High Holidays Come to Campus 

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College Hillels across Michigan plan online and outdoor activities. Hillels at Michigan universities are usually buzzing with activity around the High Holidays as they work...
Petoskey Stone

Jewfro: New Year’s Rockin’ Ease

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Welcome to the Stone Age I have previously persuasively argued that the greatest gift the Jewish people ever gave the world was summer camp. In...
Rachel Kapen and David Victor

Pandemic Spurs B’nai Israel to Create a New Way to Connect

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Part website, part digital time capsule, the High Holiday multimedia scrapbook contains videos of shofar blasts and congregants sending greetings from their living rooms...

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Cantorial Soloist Prepares for the High Holidays

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Marci Schulman
Marci Shulman is recording a traditional liturgy for use on Rosh Hashanah, which starts the evening of Sept. 18, and Yom Kippur, which starts...

A New Future For The Jewish News: Non-Profit Ownership

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Detroit Jewish News Logo
The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. After 78 years as...

Delicious Holiday Recipes to Welcome in a Sweeter New Year

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Apples and Honey Cake
A taste of things to come. With each new year, we express our hopes for the next. This year has been … challenging. Gatherings are distant...

Detroit Institute of Bagels Closes Its Doors

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Detroit Institute of Bagels
Both COVID-19 and family-related reasons played a part in the decision to shutter the Corktown bagel shop. Detroit Institute of Bagels, a popular Corktown bagel...

Is ‘Scabby the Rat’ Antisemitic? U-M Grad Student Strike Sparks Controversy

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University of Michigan
After a protester invoked the pro-union mascot at a Jewish dean's house, Michigan GEO clarified antisemitism has no place in their movement.  The ongoing strike...

The Abraham Accord Between Israel and the UAE: Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
While there is reason to be pleased and relieved by the Abraham Accords, it is also wise to curb one’s enthusiasm. The Abraham Accord...