Andrew Lapin

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JFS, JVS and Kadima Take Next Steps Toward Potential Merger

Formal merger of social services nonprofits could happen by July 2021. Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit (JFS), JVS Human Services and Kadima Mental Health...

Editor’s Note: Addressing Our Election Reporting

The JN’s editor responds to a 400-person statement. Since the election, I have been reflecting on how the Jewish News covered this year’s campaign, and...

Rep. Andy Levin Talks Potential Labor Secretary Role, Biden Priorities

The congressman’s name is being floated for the president’s cabinet, but he’s downplaying the chatter. Multiple trade unions, including the United Auto Workers, the Communication...

Editor’s Letter: Tired, But Still Here

JN editor Andrew Lapin looks back at the 2020 Election coverage over the past week. When the last of the Michigan votes finally came through...

Grand Rapids Rabbi Urges Caution In Assessing Cemetery Vandals

Rabbi David Krishef explains why he’s not yet calling the pro-Trump graffiti antisemitic.  When Rabbi David Krishef of Congregation Ahavas Israel in Grand Rapids woke up Monday morning, he was greeted with disturbing news from...

Jewish Cemetery in Grand Rapids Vandalized With Pro-Trump Graffiti On Eve of Election

The graffiti was discovered as Trump headed to his final campaign stop in the city.  A Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids was found vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti...

Editor’s Note: Then And Now

We’re seeing more and more strands leading back to antisemitism. In 1939, the FBI infiltrated a violent militia plotting to overthrow the U.S. government. This group...