Posts by Stacy Gittleman

Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Standing Strong

Students, parents react to incidences of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic stances at U-M. Above: Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International…

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image from Emory Douglas slide showing Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler saying "guilty of genocide” and giving a definition of genocide at the bottom of the artwork as "the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation."

Crossing A Line

Artist’s lecture features slide of his work equating Netanyahu with Hitler. Above: Emory Douglas showed this slide of his work during an Oct. 4 Stamps Speaker Series lecture from the U-M School of Art & Design. Credit: Alexa Smith/Facebook Emory Douglas, a California graphic artist and former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, drew the…

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Yad Ezra Vandal Caught On Video

Vandal Doesn’t Keep Yad Ezra From Its Mission Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 23, a man bicycling past Yad Ezra vandalized the property at 2850 W. 11 Mile Road in Berkley, knocking out a security camera as he attempted to take down a sukkah built on the property. The incident was recorded on a second…

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University of Michigan block M on a hot air balloon.

Israel Bias

U-M professor refuses to write recommendation for student desiring study abroad in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni quickly criticized LSA Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write undergraduate Abigail Ingber a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the country she wanted to…

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This flyer was found at a Ferndale church during Labor Day Weekend.

Hateful Message – at Ferndale Church

Anti-Semitic flyers found at Ferndale church The Anti-Defamation League Michigan office is working with local and federal investigative authorities to uncover who plastered a Ferndale church with anti-Semitic flyers during the Arts, Beats and Eats festival. The flyers were also found at businesses along Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak and streets in Southfield and Detroit…

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Brandon Klein leads a meditation class.

Jewish Paths

Meditation is a way to connect with yourself, others this season. Approaching the High Holiday season, most would not think to bring any meditation or mindfulness skills they learned on a yoga mat or a meditation workshop along to High Holiday services. But Brandon Klein, who left a doctoral program in psychology at Hofstra University…

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Reboot Creative Director Francine Hermelin Levite speaks with people at Detroit’s Jewish Food Festival.

Reboot!

Check out 10Q to stay reflective this holiday. When the sun sets on Rosh Hashanah, many of us will have spent one or two days in reflective prayer and contemplation of the year to come. Traditionally, Jews are expected to spend the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Ten Days of Awe…

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Yocheved Perlman and Shelley Perlman

Sweet Success

Family duo create kosher treats for the holidays. What started out as a desire to create the perfect Passover cookie that didn’t taste like cardboard has taken off into “Cookies and More by Shelley and Yocheved,” a modest home-based Oak Park business that Shelley Perlman and her granddaughter Yocheved Perlman started two years ago. Now…

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A delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe visited the Arab village of Husan last month.

Practical Co-Existence

Local rabbi visits Arab village with a grassroots group of Palestinians and Israelis. Last month on a rabbinical conference in Israel conducted by the pluralistic Shalom Hartman Institute, Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, along with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe, visited the Arab village of…

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George Zeitler, grandson of Anna Zeitler, holds the certificate naming her a Righteous Among the Nations for saving two Jewish brothers during the Holocaust. From left to right: Abe Slaim, his cousin Bella Szlamkowicz Weberman, whose father was also hidden in the barn, Petra Zeitler, George Zeitler, John Slaim and his cousin Issac Szlamkowicz.

Honor Heroism

Local family goes to Poland For Yad Vashem presentation. This summer, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem, conducted a special ceremony in Munich to posthumously honor the life of a German woman who hid two Jewish brothers in her barn as a Righteous Among the Nations. Four fateful weeks in 1945 forever linked…

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