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This Week’s Torah Portion: The Meaning of Giving

Parshat Emor: Leviticus 21:1-24:23; Ezekiel 44:15-31. By Rabbi Alana Alpert Tzedakah can seem unnatural. Why would we want to give up what we have? When we have...

Anti-Israel Resolution Voted Down in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Jewish community rallies to reject anti-Israel legislation that called for an end to military aid from United States. By JN Staff After a divisive business...

Rosh Chodesh Groups Take off in Metro Detroit

Rosh Chodesh groups help connect women on a monthly basis for spiritual inspiration, Jewish rituals and friendships. By Jen Lovy Featured photo by Jerry Zolynsky Not that...

Schmoozing with Avery Drongowski

The DJN chats with the Metro Detroit Jewish community-builder who will soon be heading down South for a new adventure. Featured photo by Leisa Thompson 1....

EmergingGen: A ‘NEXTGen’ to the North

Taking a page from Detroit's NEXTGen, Windsor's young professionals launched the EmergingGen group to build Jewish community. By Ron Stang Who knew there was a connection...

Changing the Question

For all of us, the success stories of initially marginalized communities based on race, gender, or religion should change the question: “Why are those...

A Lesson from Flint: Fighting to Ensure Equality

The Flint Water Crisis demonstrates that the fight to ensure equity — for all races, nationalities, ethnicities and faiths — must continue to be...

Dear Gen Z: You Can Make a Difference

Bloomfield Hills High School student urges teens to stand up for their beliefs and fight for change. By Lindsey Zousmer Between anti-Semitism, gender inequality, gun violence...

Israel-Based Web Platform to Launch in Michigan

Michigan Israel Business Accelerator readies launch of innovative new tech startup web platform, startupmichigan.tech. By Jackie Headapohl Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA), capitalizing on its close...