Posts by Jackie Headapohl

Views: Why Henry Ford Bigotry Story Matters

Editor’s note: This column was printed in the issue of The Dearborn Historian that Mayor John O’Reilly ordered scrapped because it contained a report on Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism that O’Reilly said would hurt the city’s efforts at inclusion. McGraw wrote the column to explain to readers why the quarterly magazine was addressing the subject. With…

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Anti-Semitism Envoy Elan Carr Finally Appointed

Trump’s new anti-Semitism monitor comes with diverse skills. Ron Kampeas  JTA.org Elan Carr’s career, until now, has been equal parts prosecutor, policy wonk, politico and performance artist. That makes him perfect for his new job as the State Department’s special envoy to monitor anti-Semitism. He was appointed last week. Ira Forman, Carr’s predecessor, who has…

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Views: The Political Trivialization of Trauma

The past few months, since the end of working through the Michigan midterm election cycle, I’ve had a lot of time for self-reflection. I have evaluated my role as the sole Republican Jewish voice and political organizer in the Michigan Republican Party aside from our chairman, Ronald Weiser. I built relationships with key stakeholders in…

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The JN Wins Michigan Press Association Awards

By Jackie Headapohl In addition to being a finalist for “Newspaper of the Year” in its circulation class, the Detroit Jewish News took home several honors from the Michigan Press Association Awards event held Jan. 31 in Grand Rapids. Contributing Editor Robert Sklar won first place for Best Columnist for his column “Be Bold.” “Robert…

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Faces & Places: Havdalapalooza is a Big Hit at Hillel

More than 400 people celebrated together on Jan. 13 with community partner organizations including Adat Shalom, Aish HaTorah, B’nai Moshe, Shaarey Zedek, Beth Shalom, Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, Frankel Jewish Academy, JFamily, PJ Library and Tamarack Camps.   Photography by Jerry Zolynsky  

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Annabel Cohen’s Recipes: Casual Fare for the Super Bowl

The big day is nearly here. Next Sunday, Feb. 3, Americans (and the world) will indulge in watching Super Bowl LIII. When the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams kick-off, hundreds of millions will tune in to the battle that determines which team is best. Of course, we can’t watch the game on…

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New Hate Crime Charges for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter

The Washington Post is reporting that new charges, including hate crime charges, have been filed against Robert Bowers, the man accused of killing 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Oct. 27. In the filing, the U.S. Justice Department detailed a list of anti-Semitic statements Bowers allegedly made before the attack, including…

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New Survey Finds Critical Gaps in Holocaust Knowledge in Canada

Source: The Claims Conference Julius Berman, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), and Naomi Azrieli, CEO and Chair of the Azrieli Foundation, jointly announced the release of a comprehensive Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey of adults in Canada done in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation. Similar to the April…

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Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery – Legal Update

Pet owners fight to save final resting place of their beloved pets. Joyce Wiswell, Contributing Writer When Jill Lepler Daly’s two beloved dogs died more than 15 years apart, she purchased each a coffin and headstone and tucked special notes and pictures in with them when they were buried at Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery in…

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Hillel Students Join Pistons on the Court

By Steve Stein, Contributing Writer Hillel Day School students were on the court for the national anthem and played a scrimmage basketball game at halftime of a Detroit Pistons game last month at Little Caesars Arena. It was the same day as a ticket deal offered by the Pistons and the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation,…

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