Holidays

When Home for the Holidays, Use Mindfulness

When home for the holidays, using elements of mindfulness can help you get ahead of potential conflict and make the most of family time.     Thanksgiving...

Sukkah Sleeping

The tradition of dwelling in a sukkah for seven days can include chilly overnight stays but amount to a whole-body religious experience like no...

Taking Self-Reflection Beyond Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an opportune time to think back on our wrongdoings, yet elements of mindfulness and self-reflection can be implemented daily or weekly. As...

Best Break-Fast Recipes

Planning amazing recipes ahead of time is the key to a successful end to Yom Kippur fasting. Atoning can be emotionally exhausting. Fasting on Yom...

Israeli Holiday Fare

Need a last-minute recipe idea? Try one of these inventive Rosh Hashanah recipes by Israel’s top chefs. By Jessica Halfin Rosh Hashanah menus, while traditional and...

Shofar Demonstration by Maurie Perlman

Videography and photography by Derrick Martinez   Maurie Perlman of Oak Park has been blowing shofar for years at local synagogues at the High Holidays —...

Security Increases Amid High Holidays

A year of rising anti-Semitic incidents brings heightened security measures to ensure holiday safety at synagogues in Metro Detroit. Shari S. Cohen and Stacy Gittleman Security...

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The High Holidays afford time for self-reflection, forgiveness and improved relations with others, but often people struggle with saying "sorry". The Jewish High Holidays and...

Interfaith Families During The High Holidays

While The High Holidays often present challenges for interfaith families, they can also provide insight on meaningful Jewish traditions. Featured photo by John Hardwick/Jewish Federation The...

Rosh Hashanah Events Around Town

Check out our Rosh Hashanah event round-up for the upcoming new year, featuring events for adults, kids and the whole family. 1. Rosh Hashanah on...

Swiss and Schvitz: A Shavuot Experience Like No Other

Young adults celebrate Shavuot with The Well with plenty of cheese and a sauna experience at the Schvitz Health Club. Photography and description by Marisa...

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Looking Back: The Sinai Legacy

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Whitmer Owes No Apologies Regarding Israel Visit

Whitmer's recent visit to Israel sparked controversy among some Arab-American organizations. By Harry Onickel It’s been the habit of our local Jewish community to engage...

A Christmas Tree Says Something

As the holiday season approaches, Finkelman poses the question, "What does a Christmas Tree in a Jewish home say?" Symbolic objects convey meaning without words....