Louis Finkelman

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Sukkah Sleeping

The tradition of dwelling in a sukkah for seven days can include chilly overnight stays but amount to a whole-body religious experience like no...

Immigration Installation Comes to Birmingham Temple

Birmingham Temple for Humanistic Judaism places art installations opposing the current administration's stance towards immigration. Featured image courtesy of Rabbi Jeffrey Falick As a statement of...

Immigration Policy Protest at Detroit ICE

Jews join Lights for Liberty vigils at Detroit's ICE headquarters to express objections to Trump administration's immigration policies. Featured photo by Marc Sussman On Friday, July...

Deportations Resume for Iraqi Immigrants

ICE targets Iraqi immigrants for deportation with a “final order of removal" as representatives from Michigan fight for immigrant rights. Featured photo by Louis Finkelman Fighting...

Zioness Movement Challenges Anti-Semitism

Amanda Berman, co-founder of the Zioness Movement, asks progressive Jews to challenge anti-Semitism of the left. The vast majority of American Jews have their home...

Poems Brings Together Generations of Women

Two poems from May 1944 with very different purposes unite and connect three generations of women, 75 years after their creation. On May 11, 1944,...

Shavuot Learning Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Traditional all-night study sessions during Shavuot evolved across all streams of Judaism. By Louis Finkelman, Contributing Writer Shavuot, commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount...

Passover Traditions: Strict or Not Strict?

Tradition varies about Pesach rules, yet some may benefit from a deep spring cleaning. A dialogue overheard in more than one Jewish household goes like...

The Dangers of Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is visible no matter where you stand on the political aisle. Some of my friends on the left do not like Israel at all....