Posts by David Sachs

Richard Bernstein running in the New York City Marathon.

‘Spirit Can Drive The Body’

How Jewish spirituality inspires Michigan’s blind Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Richard Bernstein is a human dynamo — both mentally and physically. And his Jewish spirituality plays a major motivational role. Despite being blind since birth, the 44-year-old lawyer was elected a Michigan Supreme Court justice four years ago and has traveled the world advocating…

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Harold and Penny Blumenstein display a 1933 photo of his parents, Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein — hardworking European immigrants who built a loving family life in Metro Detroit./Credit: Dena Borsand

A Beacon Of Jewish Wisdom

Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center has high expectations. It began as a modest effort to expand the Jewish footprint in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area — but it has the potential of becoming an educational gem for the entire Metro Detroit Jewish community. The new Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center, 36300 Woodward Ave., a half-mile north…

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An overflow crowd listen to Rabbi Muller speak at the June 28 dedication ceremony of the Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center. /Credit: Dena Borsand

Quest For Kindness

Rabbi’s lifework is teaching us how to love and respect each other. Twenty years ago, Rabbi Tzvi Muller, then a yeshivah student in Israel, had a chance encounter on a Jerusalem street that shook up his Jewish conceptions — and forever altered the course of his life. This one brief conversation with a random stranger…

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