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Looking Back: The People’s Lawyer

References to and stories about Louis Dembitz Brandeis can be found in every decade in the pages of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the JN in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History.

Looking Back: A UP Disaster that Mirrored Mt. Meron

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History does not hold any stories of the disaster itself, but it does have good information about Jews in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Looking Back: Specs Howard’s Legacy

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History holds a wealth of information on Julian “Jerry” Liebman and his school.

Book Review: War of Shadows by Gershom Gorenberg

Based upon superb archival research, including evidence from recently opened secret files, War of Shadows is a well-written, insightful investigation of how the Allies won the war in the Middle East because of better intelligence.

Looking Back: Jewish Heritage Month

Jewish American heritage is the foundation of your weekly JN. Each issue usually has a report about an aspect of Jewish history, which will eventually be added to the William Davidson Digital Archive of Detroit Jewish History.