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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...

Shavuot Learning Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Traditional all-night study sessions during Shavuot evolved across all streams of Judaism. By Louis Finkelman, Contributing Writer Shavuot, commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount...

A New Perspective on Shabbat

Perspective is key: Taking small steps to acknowledge and reflect is a good start to honoring Shabbat. By Jillian Lesson Over the past few years, my...

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. Cohen As 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 Headapohl What will you be reading to...

Partying Too Hard on Purim

Drinking heavily on Purim can leave lasting impressions. By Louis Finkelman You 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 Schicker I often find people come to me to express their belief that much of Torah is...

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