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Will Ferrell as the manipulated Jewish patient Marty Markowitz in the trailer for "The Shrink Next Door."

‘The Shrink Next Door,’ a Dark Jewish-Themed Podcast, is Becoming a TV Show With...

Can the two comedy stars capture the feel of the twisted story — and its Jewishness?
Individually served meals are safer than buffet lines.

Celebrate Safely: Celebrations Retool as COVID Restrictions Loosen

Hugs and kisses at crowded buffet lines are still discouraged, but there are ways to celebrate that reduce the risk of COVID transmission.
Naftali Bennett, left, then Israeli defense minister, looks on at then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting of right-wing parties, March 4, 2020.

Netanyahu Finally Agrees to Leave the Prime Minister’s Residence — in 3 Weeks

Critics have blasted Netanyahu's decision to stay in the residence this long.
Cleary University

Diplomat Turned Educator will Head Local University

Approaches to higher education alternatives as affected by COVID-19 confront Alan Drimmer as he moves into the presidency of Cleary University July 1.
Deborah Hochberg

Metro Detroiter Publishes Book of Poetry That Reflects on Personal Experiences and Jewish Heritage

Through Mission Point Press in Traverse City, Deborah Hochberg chose 50 poems for her book "Waiting for the Snow: Poems."
Palestinian worshippers gather rocks to throw at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, June 18, 2021.

Violence Renews on Temple Mount and in West Bank Amid Escalating Tensions Between Israel...

Several Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli police after a week of increased violence on the Gaza border.
Brown Program welcome back banner

Brown Program Reopens

Artwork and smiles greet older adult participants.
Larry Lawson’s letter from Joan Rivers

Can We Talk?

After watching The Story of Late Night?, a six-part series on CNN, Al Muskovitz writes about the evolution of the late-night talk show host. 
'The Fight for Free Speech' (NYU Press) by author and free speech legal expert Ian Rosenberg.

US Free-Speech Lawyer: Government Legislation a Threat to First Amendment Rights

In his new book ‘The Fight for Free Speech,’ author, professor, and ABC News legal counsel Ian Rosenberg cites 10 contemporary cases that highlight how fragile that freedom is.
Shabbot Shalom

Spirit: Thank God It’s Friday

The Torah emphasizes Shabbat more than any other ritual because it provides the most profound physical, financial and emotional evidence that one is serious about a relationship with God.
The Juneteenth flag commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

6 Events That Celebrate Juneteenth Through a Jewish Lens

For the first year that the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S. will be observed as a federal holiday.
Grand Tavern

Danny Raskin: A Grand Time at Grand Tavern Troy

A dining success story celebrates its third anniversary.
Danny Fenster

Danny Fenster’s Detention Extended Another Two Weeks

His family in Metro Detroit is urgently publicizing his plight to create pressure on Myanmar to free him.
Men prepare incendiary balloons near Gaza city to launch across the border fence towards Israel, June 16, 2021.

Israel Strikes More Hamas Sites as Incendiary Balloons Continue from Gaza

The attacks raise fears that the recent cease-fire could be in jeopardy.
Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Looking Back: The People’s Lawyer

References to and stories about Louis Dembitz Brandeis can be found in every decade in the pages of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the JN in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History.
U.S. President Joe Biden

Commentary: Has the Biden Administration Violated the Taylor Force Act?

The bipartisan Taylor Force Act blocks U.S. funding for the P.A. until it changes this behavior.