Mike Smith

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Looking Back: RIP, ‘Zombie Bandit’

You may not recognize his name, but you might recall his nickname: Alan Hurwitz earned fame, or perhaps infamy, as the “Zombie Bandit.” Alan Hurwitz...

Looking Back: More Supermarket History

Looking back at some of the other smaller, but very popular, chain of Jewish-owned markets around metro Detroit. I wrote a “Looking Back” this past...

Looking Back: The Jewish Automaker You Never Heard Of

Gray Motor Corporation only manufactured for five years, 1921-1926. Car dealerships have reopened in Michigan as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it will...

Looking Back: Trump’s Henry Ford Gaffe

President Donald Trump referenced Henry Ford during a speech in late May at the Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan. You may have read about...

Looking Back: Mazel Tov, Class of 2020

With the cancellation of graduation ceremonies this year, our Cap & Gown issue takes on added significance. Unfortunately, this year because of COVID-19, our high...

Looking Back: The Oldest Form of Hate

Anti-Semitism is a social problem that has not been eradicated. Last month, the JN launched “The Anti-Semitism Project,” a yearlong inquiry and analysis of one...

Looking Back: A Friend to Jews

Remembering Walter Reuther. Fifty years ago, legendary president of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) Walter P. Reuther died in a plane crash near...

Looking Back: Commemorating the End of WWII

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History is full of stories about Jews serving in the American Armed Forces during the war. Friday,...