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Israel’s Supreme Court Rules BDS Supporter Can Stay

By David Isaac, World Israel News The Supreme Court decided Thursday that Lara Alqasem, a student facing deportation for BDS activism, can remain in Israel, where she is registered to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The decision arrived after Lara Alqasem faced tough questioning from Israeli Supreme Court justices on Wednesday. The 22-year-old…

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Anti-Semitic Signs Posted in Sterling Heights

Images of hate have been popping up in Sterling Heights, including signs that advertise a white supremacist website that denies the Holocaust. “We won’t stand for it,” Chief Dale Dwojakowski of the Sterling Heights Police Department told the Detroit Free Press. He added that the signs were against the law in the second-largest suburb in…

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Lansing, Michigan, USA - March 14, 2012: Low angle view of people inside of the public Capitol building in Lansing, the capital city of the state of Michigan.

Top of the Ticket

Conversations with Michigan’s candidates for governor. Jackie Headapohl  Managing Editor During the last month, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette each visited the JN office where we discussed topics of concern to Michiganders and the Jewish community. Here are highlights from those conversations. Gretchen Whitmer DOB: Aug. 23, 1971 (age 47) Hometown:…

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Low angled view of the U.S. Capitol East Facade Front in Washington, DC.

U.S. Senate Candidates

During the campaign season, incumbent Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her opponent, Republican businessman John James, came into the Jewish News’ Southfield office to answer questions about their policies and priorities. Here are highlights from those conversations. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Republican John James Q: Historically, support for Israel has been bipartisan, but now…

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Still from 1923 productions of Di goldene kale.

The Toast Of Jewish Broadway

Musicologist Dr. Michael Ochs brings the joy of Yiddish operetta to Ann Arbor. Julie Smith Yolles Special to the Jewish News When Michael Ochs was 2 years old, his family left Germany, where he was born, right before the beginning of WWII. They left everything behind and started their lives all over again in New…

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Jewish GI members smile for the camera in World War II photo

GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II

Filmmaker brings documentary to U-M campus. Documentary filmmaker Lisa Ades will be on the University of Michigan campus 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the U-M Museum of Art Auditorium for a screening of her latest work, GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II. The film, based on Frederick G.L. Huetwell and Professor Deborah…

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Chaim Cohen with daughters Basya and Yehudis

Team TAV

Orthodox team set to run event as fundraiser. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer A new team has hit the ground running. Rochel Leah Black of Southfield became a runner nine years ago. Some energetic friends raved about running; they seemed healthy and happy, so she decided to try it. She instantly loved it, finding running to…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (left) receiving Foreign Minister Boris Pankin in Jerusalem on October 18, 1991.

Israel and the Soviet Union Resume Diplomatic Relations

October 18, 1991 Israel and the Soviet Union resume diplomatic relations. The Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries had broken off diplomatic relations with Israel in June 1967, as a result of the Six Day War. The Soviet Union had voted to create a Jewish state by endorsing the 1947 partition plan, and was…

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Weekly Torah Portion – National Pride Is Universal

Parshat Lech Lecha: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16. The Jews know the dangers of extreme nationalism, which has led to anti-Semitism and fascism, and the dangers of the rejection of all nationalism, which has led to Soviet communism and to anti-Zionism. In Lech Lecha, Abraham, Sarah and God search for a way of balancing the creation…

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Monica Piper

Comedian To Headline Emanu-El Installation

Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper (above) will headline a weekend of festivities at Temple Emanu-El Nov. 2-3 to welcome its new rabbi, Matthew Zerwekh. A writer for the animated children’s TV series Rugrats, Piper has also written for Roseanne and Mad About You and has performed her own special on Showtime. Her first love,…

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