Posts by Keri Cohen

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Tennis For A Cause

Event to aid George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative. Five years ago, the Orley family of Bloomfield Hills — Diane and Randy, Amanda and Sam — lost their son and brother to suicide. A University of Michigan student and a true people person, George struggled with bipolar disorder. To honor George, his family decided to help…

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6 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Finance

Help your children develop healthy money habits today. Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives — personal finance. Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of…

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Cleveland Browns placekicker Greg Joseph scored his first game-winning field goal last week with two seconds left in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens. He also made plans to put up a mezuzah at his new home with the help of Chabad Rabbi Yossi Freedman, which they did after the game. Credit:

Rookie NFL Kicker Scores Goal With New Mezuzah

Cleveland Browns Jewish placekicker Greg Joseph keeps up with tradition. Greg Joseph has just arrived in Cleveland, and already things have gotten off on the right foot. The new placekicker for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns scored his first career game-winning field goal last week with just two seconds left in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens. Earlier that day,…

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Waze Introduces Its Carpooling App

Benefits include meeting people, reducing traffic, and saving fuel and money. Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid, according to an Associated Press story. Waze, an Israeli app, started testing the carpool app two years…

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Some vegans are using Holocaust imagery to compare the slaughter of animals, like this illustration of sheep on railroad tracks heading toward a building that looks like Auschwitz and has a swastika on the building. .

Some Vegans Use Holocaust Imagery To Make Their Case

Holocaust Imagery Used By Vegans Ariel Sobel is a screenwriter in Long Island, N.Y., and the descendant of Holocaust survivors. Her post in Jewniverse takes to task vegans who have appropriated Holocaust imagery to make their case. Her post shows images posted by fervent vegans that have stacks of human bodies at Auschwitz juxtaposed to…

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State Supreme Court Gives Grants To Mental Health Courts

Mental Health Courts Make A Difference The Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) announced this week, during National Mental Illness Awareness Week, that $5.19 million has been awarded to fund the operation of 31 mental health courts in Fiscal Year 2019. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that graduates of mental health courts statewide were nearly two times less…

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The 42nd President of the United States Bill J. Clinton and his wife former first lady Hillary Clinton attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo)

Clintons Coming To Detroit; Tickets On Sale Oct. 12

Join Bill And Hillary In Conversation President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Detroit Friday, April 12, at the Fox Theatre as part of a series of conversations across 13 North American cities. The tour begins in November. According to LiveNation, “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former…

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Lawrence LoPatin, seen leaning on a pace car, opened the Michigan International Speedway 50 years ago.

Michigan International Speedway Marks 50 Years

LoPatin Made His Dream A Reality Fifty years ago on Oct. 13, 1968,  a major sports milestone was being celebrated in Brooklyn … Brooklyn, Michigan, that is. It was the opening of the Michigan International Speedway (MIS), the brainchild of Detroit entrepreneur and a true visionary the late Lawrence LoPatin. Before a sold-out crowd, the…

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Flooding in Marblehead, Mass., during Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Climate Change Report Warns We Need To Act NOW

UN Scientists Urge Acceleration Of World Actions. A major UN report issued Monday reveals a much more serious look at climate change and global warming than expected, explaining that by 2040, only 12 years from now, we could see severe changes that could include more frequent droughts and flooding, extreme heat that could cause food…

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U-M Disciplines Professor For Putting His Political Beliefs Above His Students

A month after University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold rescinded an offer — because of his personal political beliefs — to write student Abigail Ingber a letter of recommendation to study abroad at Tel Aviv University, the university has taken disciplinary action. A letter dated Oct.3 to Cheney-Lippold from Elizabeth Cole, interim dean of U-M’s…

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