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Posts by Hannah Levine

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Famed Jewish Writer William Goldman Dies

William Goldman Dies at Age 87 in His Manhattan Home William Goldman, famous Jewish writer of classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man and more has passed away in his Manhattan home. He was 87. Jenny Goldman, his daughter, confirmed his death earlier today stating it was a…

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Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh Dies

November 7, 1944 Hannah Senesh (Szenes) the poet and Haganah fighter who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe to rescue Jews was executed by a Hungarian firing squad in a Budapest prison courtyard. Senesh, who had been born in Hungary in 1921 into an assimilated Jewish family, was drawn to Zionism by the climate of anti-Semitism that…

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a lit candle is held with a paper plate with a star of David on it and a hand to block the wind.

Detroit’s Capitol Park Vigil

On Monday, Oct. 29, about 250 people of all ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, ages, shapes and sizes joined together at Detroit’s Capitol Park for a vigil honoring the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The gathering began with a shivering huddle of people holding unlit candles and ended with a…

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illustration of Ottoman Sultan Murad III

Ottoman Sultan Murad III Orders Displacement of Jews from Safed

October 8, 1576 Ottoman Sultan Murad III issues a firman (a royal decree) ordering that 1,000 Jews from Safed be registered and sent to live in Famagusta in Cyprus. The Ottomans frequently employed a policy called surgun (expulsion or deportation). Surgun would involve the transfer of large numbers of people from one part of the…

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The spirit of Israel is alive during this dance session.

Faces & Places – Tamarack Israel Day & Kadima Howard Mini Golf

Tamarack Camps’ Israel Day-Maccabiah Games Weekend This year, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Tamarack Camps’ year-round staff, supervisors and summer counselors led an extended Israel Day-Maccabiah Games weekend for three days instead of the usually one. Each camper was assigned one of four colors, each representing four holy cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tzfat, Hebron…

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Detroit skyline

Blumenstein, Grosfeld, Hermelin, Naftaly

Newest DJN Foundation Honorary Chairs Respected community leaders Penny Blumenstein, Nancy Grosfeld, Doreen Hermelin and Bob Naftaly are joining the Hon. Avern Cohn and Michael Steinhardt as honorary chairs of the Detroit Jewish News Foundation. The newest honorary chairs were selected recently by an ad hoc committee of the Foundation’s operating board comprised of Norman…

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Flat Fievel

This summer, add a little mazel to your vacation with Flat Fievel! Join in on the fun of our summer social media campaign! Just cut out Flat Fievel from this page to print out your very own Flat Fievel! Then take him with you on your travels and take a picture with him for a chance…

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The extended Mendelson-Levine family with its three generations of doctors

The Mendelson-Levines: Generations Of Medicine

As I was growing up, my family didn’t have what I would call “normal” dinner conversations. While other kids’ parents were asking questions about basketball practice and violin lessons, my parents were discussing blood cultures and stroke symptoms. Soon, my sister joined in with an interesting story about stool while my brothers and I twirled…

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A dog and a woman walk down a catwalk modeling matching sweaters and furry hats at Detroit Dog Rescue's Canines and Couture.

Thinking Outside The Dog House: Canines And Couture

Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) is hosting its fifth annual Canines and Couture fashion show, a show devoted to showing off adoption-ready pooches and raising money to support the Detroit Dog Rescue’s medical fund. The event will be held at the Townsend Hotel on March 11 at 2 p.m, and will go on for about three…

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