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Torah Portion: Fear Causes Misdirection

In this week’s portion, misdirected fear leads to disaster. Sometimes fear is our friend. Without fear, we’d walk blindly into dangerous situations oblivious to...

Looking Back: The Jewish Automaker You Never Heard Of

Gray Motor Corporation only manufactured for five years, 1921-1926. Car dealerships have reopened in Michigan as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it will...

Torah Portion: Consider the Option

The role of Pesach Sheni (“second Passover”) from this week’s portion is described in Numbers 9:1-14. Every year I am surprised and amazed when something...

Looking Back: Trump’s Henry Ford Gaffe

President Donald Trump referenced Henry Ford during a speech in late May at the Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan. You may have read about...

Torah Portion: The In-Between Zone

In this week’s portion, the Torah reports of the generous sacrifices offered by the 12 princes of Israel for the newly inaugurated Tabernacle. We all...

Synagogues Think About Reopening

Some congregations are moving ahead slowly — with caution — while others plan to wait. Perhaps it’s because pikuach nefesh­, the saving of life, is...

Stay-at-Home Order Changes the Way People Daven

The COVID-19 pandemic closed synagogue doors across the world. Some Jews never go to synagogue; some go on festivals or every Shabbat. Some Jews say...

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Michigan Hillel Gets New Director

This fall, Haley Schreier will launch a new campus-wide engagement initiative — Hillel Connect. Haley Schreier has taken on the role of director of engagement...

Muslim Group Helps Jewish Prisoner

CAIR-MI joins legal case of county prisoner denied a kosher diet. A Muslim group is advocating for a Jewish man who was denied a religious...