Posts by Joshua Berg

Why Do It Jewishly?

I recently interviewed for a job with a Jewish charitable organization. I’m usually great in an interview. I can talk about things I accomplished in previous jobs, problems I solved and lessons I learned with just the right mix of braggadocio and humility. But, this time, one of the questions threw me for a loop.…

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My Family’s Jewish Detroit Story

I wandered recently with my mom through her childhood Jewish Detroit. It was a journey of 10 miles and approximately 60 years. I saw both the good and a Detroit that suburbia largely ignores, the “don’t go there” parts of the city. They were once mostly Jewish and, though we’ve long moved away, they are…

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