Holidays

Passover Traditions: Strict or Not Strict?

Tradition varies about Pesach rules, yet some may benefit from a deep spring cleaning. A dialogue overheard in more than one Jewish household goes like...

Detroiters Experience Seders Far from Home

In faraway places, seders offer familiar yet also very different traditions. By Shari S. CohenAs families and friends gather for Passover, they look forward to...

Five New Passover Books for Kids

These five new titles will enliven the Passover holiday for the whole family. By Penny Schwartz(JTA) Four questions. Four cups of wine. Four types of...

Rabbi Aaron Starr’s New Children’s Book

Rabbi Starr's children's book is a celebration of Jewish life geared toward preschool-aged children and their families. By Jackie HeadapohlWhat will you be reading to...

Partying Too Hard on Purim

Drinking heavily on Purim can leave lasting impressions. By Louis FinkelmanYou can look through the entire Hebrew Bible and nearly all of rabbinic literature without...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Appropriate Appearance

Parshat Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20-30:10; Ezekiel 43:10-27. By Rabbi Simone SchickerI often find people come to me to express their belief that much of Torah is...

This Week’s Torah Portion: We Have What It Takes

Parshat Yitro: Exodus 18:1-20:23; Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 33:25-26.This week’s portion describes the most significant event in human history: The Jewish people stood at Sinai and...

Small Acts of Generosity Can Have a Huge Impact

The problem: Horrendous news events day after day. Anger and fear abound. People are worried about the future concerned that we are more divided...

GE Appliances Introduces ‘Shabbos Keeper’ Refrigeration Solution

The New Shabbos Keeper Makes Your Shabbat Easier After years of development, GE Appliances recently launched the first 100 percent compliant refrigeration solution for the...

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Rwanda’s Yad Vashem

The Kigali Genocide Memorial preserves the horror of the Rwandan genocide in graphic detail, just as Yad Vashem captures the Holocaust. By Mark JacobsIt sits...

Detroit Jews for Justice Attend UAW Strike

Leaders from Detroit Jews for Justice show support and solidarity for striking UAW members at the GM Assembly Plant. By Allie Zeff After their monthly meeting,...

With Bolton Gone, Will Trump Make a Deal with Iran?

The resignation of National Security Advisor John Bolton leads to speculation on whether President Donald Trump will try to make a deal with Iran. By...

Bistro Le Bliss Celebrates its Inaugural Anniversary

West Bloomfield restaurant Bistro Le Bliss pleases palates in its first year with French-inspired Eastern European menu. Photos via Bistro Le Bliss Facebook Celebrating only its...