Mike Smith

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Looking Back at The Jewish Chronicle’s History

Featured image courtesy of Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives, Pevin Family Papers While searching past July issues of the JN and the Detroit Jewish...

Looking Back at Civil War Reenactors

Many Detroit Jews are history buffs, taking part in Civil War reenactments in Michigan. So, it’s a warm summer day and you put on a...

Metro Detroit’s South African Jewish Community

The Alene and Graham Landau Archivist Chair shares his interest in discovering South African Jewish history and connections in Metro Detroit. I work with Tessa...

Book Review: “Shadow Strike”

Shadow Strike is a thrilling novel exploring the gripping story of the 2007 destruction of the al-Kabar nuclear reactor in Syria. By Mike Smith, Detroit...