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Torah Portion: Journey to Freedom

Parshat Shemot: Exodus 1:1-6:1; Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23. We spent the past holiday season drawn in by an array of different lights and stories. Chanukah candles...

Looking Back: Where Fashion Reigned

The 100-year history of B. Siegel’s is another great saga of Jewish immigrant success in Detroit. I recently wrote about the famous Himelhoch’s clothing store in...

Torah Portion: The Power of Forgiveness

Parshat Vayegash: Genesis 44:18-47:27; Ezekiel 37:15-28. In this week’s portion, we have a big reveal. Joseph, moved by his brother Judah’s desire to serve as Joseph’s slave...

Looking Back: A Giant Name in Retail

Beginning in 1919, many issues of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the JN have something in common: advertisements for Himelhoch's. I recently read about the passing...

Torah Portion: Blessing of Brothers

Parshat Mikketz: Genesis 41:1-44:17; I Kings 3:15-4:1. Friday evening Shabbat dinners overflow with blessings. It’s a wonderful once-a-week opportunity to step back from our busy...

Local Rabbi Goes Viral on TikTok

The video has been watched nearly 100,000 times. Rabbi Yoni Dahlen of Congregation Shaarey Zedek has gone viral on social media platform TikTok, for a...

Lighting Up Chanukah on the Eastside

The drive-in Chanukah event saw the lighting of a 12-foot menorah, followed by a fire show for all to enjoy. For the first time, Jewish...

Torah Portion: Everyday ‘Miracles’

Parshat Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Zacharia 2:14-4:7. At this time each year, at the holiday of Chanukah, we read Parshat Vayeshev. The rabbis of old found...

WATCH: Menorah in the D Virtual Ceremony

Relive the entire ceremony by watching it in the video above! Detroit is once again honoring the start of Hanukkah by lighting the massive 26-foot...

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