Posts by Alan Muskovitz

Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004.

For Openers: My Glory Days

Tiger Woods has nothing on me. Above: Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004. I just finished enjoying two events on television that involved participants desperate for big victories — and it didn’t involve politics I spent the afternoon of Sept. 23 watching the dramatic finish to Tiger Woods’ win in…

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Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue. Photos by Larry Hauptman 

Fress And Fundraise

Photos by Larry Hauptman  Shaar Hashomayim in Windsor draws men for a kosher deli feast. Windsor, Ontario I just got back from traveling abroad. Well, actually, I just went to Windsor for a corned beef sandwich. I didn’t experience jet lag, but I’m sure my cholesterol is elevated. On Sept. 6, I was in Windsor in…

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Rabbi Allan Blustein, left, blows shofar at a service during the 1960s in Europe.

Yom Kippur – Military Holiday Duty

How those in the military balance the High Holidays with their responsibilities. The challenges of getting ready for the High Holidays. Maybe, in your case, it’s the added stress of preparing Rosh Hashanah dinner for a house full of guests or the ordering of the right-sized deli tray for the break-fast. Then there’s the pressure…

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Grandson Marc Kestenberg at his May 17 wedding in Toronto with his grandfather Harry Chil Zborowski

For Openers: Coming Full Circle

On Saturday, Aug. 18, I traveled by train out of Windsor to Toronto for the funeral of my 99-year-old cousin Harry Chil Zborowski. I settled into my seat for the 5:45 evening departure, relieved that I was going to arrive Sunday on time to pay my final respects to the most amazing man I had…

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Ben Gretchko’s successful first year at college included a 3.77 GPA, making the Dean’s List, receiving an invitation to the Honors College as well as partaking fully in student life. He is studying journalism.

Unlocking Potential

Ben Gretchko had an excellent freshman year at Western and is ready for more. It would be easy to say this past year has been a transformational one for 19-year-old Ben Gretchko, but the truth is that Ben’s entire life has been a series of incredible transformations. A video of a speech Ben delivered during…

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Belle Isle Aquarium. Photo by John Vavrek

Fill Those Tanks!

Memorial yoga event and fundraiser to aid Belle Isle Aquarium. What if I told you nearly the same amount of money originally earmarked 120 years ago by the Michigan Legislature to build the Belle Isle Aquarium — $150,000 — is all that’s needed to complete the full restoration of the remaining 10 of 56 tanks…

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Big Al's actual World Series ticket

Reliving the Tigers’ ’68 World Series Win

I’m trying to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s been a half-century since the Detroit Tigers won the 1968 World Series. I repeat … a haaaaalf-cennnnnntury. I’ll get a chance to come to terms with that reality on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield, when I’ll…

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Alan’s big scene in the Detroiters

For Openers: Coming To A Small Screen Near You

My column last month about seven-layer cake really struck a nerve, or a taste bud if you will, with Jewish News readers. I’m really not surprised. I had a feeling that might happen because you can never underestimate the power of 7LC. In the last month, I’ve received emails from former Detroiters who reminisced about…

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seven-layer cake

For Love Of Seven-Layer Cake

I’ve written over the years about my unabashed, insatiable, down-right fanatical love for seven-layer cake. At break-fast on Yom Kippur, I don’t consider it sacrilege to eat seven-layer cake before indulging in lox and bagels. And I’m not ashamed to admit — well, maybe a little ashamed — that I’ve left shivahs disappointed that seven-layer…

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Time Travel

This week’s edition of the Jewish News publishes on the same day (May 3) that a sold-out audience will gather at JN75 for the paper’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Legacy Gala, the most prestigious event at the synagogue since my wedding 34 years ago. The evening features the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a…

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