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Guest Column: Thoughts on the Jewish Press

Jewish newspapers are a window not only into the Jewish present but also the Jewish past.
Hy Horenstein

Danny Raskin: The Hy Life (Part 1)

Here is Part 1 of Danny’s column from Aug. 31, 2001, where he celebrated the 90th birthday of longtime deli man Hy Horenstein.
Tu b’Av

A Word of Torah: The Great Restoration

The special significance of Tu b’Av in light of COVID.
Looking Back baseball

Looking Back: The Boys of Summer

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History holds an abundance of baseball stories and reports.

No Israeli Child Left Behind …

Aviva Zacks translated four posts from an occurrence this summer that is a prime example of how Israelis take care of one another. 
County Executive Dave Coulter

Dave Coulter Visits The JN in His Efforts to Better Know Different Segments of...

Earlier this month, Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter visited the Jewish News’ Farmington Hills office to meet with the editorial team and Detroit Jewish News Foundation Board Member Mark Zausmer and Board Advisor Mark Davidoff.

Torah Portion: The Scholar Within

Parshat V’etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Isaiah 40:1-26.
Kentaro Kobayashi is a standup comedian, actor and dramaturge.

Tokyo Olympics Creative Director Fired Over 1990s Comedy Skit Mocking the Holocaust

Kentaro Kobayashi's dismissal came less than 48 hours before the opening ceremony he was scheduled to direct.
Cantor Deborah Bletstein

B’nai Moshe Hires Hometown Woman as Cantor

Deborah Bletstein becomes the first full-time female cantor of a Conservative synagogue in Metro Detroit’s history.
Shlomo Noginski, a rabbi who was stabbed in Boston, speaks to a rally against antisemitism at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 11, 2021.

Antisemitism Rally in Washington Gave This Father and Daughter Lessons in How to Combat...

Elisha Wiesel helped corral a cross-section of more than 100 Jewish and interfaith organizations that cut across the political and religious spectrum at the "No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People" event.
Illustrative photo of a woman in a headscarf

My ex-Orthodox Life Isn’t Glamorous, but My Story Should be Told

"My Unorthodox Life" promotes harmful stereotypes of those who leave their religious families.
Ben & Jerry's

How US Laws Against Israel Boycotts Could Hit Ben & Jerry’s

The ice cream company's pullout from what it deems "occupied territory" could very well have legal and financial consequences, some experts say.
A rehearsal on the outdoor stage.

Berkley High Grad Writes and Produces Play Debuting at Ridgedale

During the pandemic, Rebecca Feber used a biographical story from the past to inspire plans for favorite activities, and the Ridgedale Players Theater in Troy is showcasing her creative approach with the help of many others.
Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, left, and Dustin Hoffman, center, laugh with Harry Rosenfeld at the premiere of "All the President's Men" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in 1976.

Harry Rosenfeld, Key Editor in Exposing Watergate, Dies at 91

The German refugee titled his memoir "From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman.”
Reflect 4 Rosh

The Well is Posting Pre-Rosh Hashanah Topics for Introspection

The Well’s annual social media campaign, #Reflect4Rosh, focusing on reflection and introspection leading up to the High Holidays, has returned.

Temple Israel Cantors Team Up with Israeli A Cappella Group

Temple Israel Cantors Michael Smolash and Neil Michaels joined forces with the Rabotai Jewish A Cappella group to create an inspiring parody of “Mr. Red, White and Blue,” a patriotic song, to try and bring some unity to Am Yisrael.