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Looking Back: More Supermarket History

Looking back at some of the other smaller, but very popular, chain of Jewish-owned markets around metro Detroit. I wrote a “Looking Back” this past...

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...

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...

Looking Back: Mazel Tov, Class of 2020

With the cancellation of graduation ceremonies this year, our Cap & Gown issue takes on added significance. Unfortunately, this year because of COVID-19, our high...

Looking Back: The Oldest Form of Hate

Anti-Semitism is a social problem that has not been eradicated. Last month, the JN launched “The Anti-Semitism Project,” a yearlong inquiry and analysis of one...

Looking Back: A Friend to Jews

Remembering Walter Reuther. Fifty years ago, legendary president of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) Walter P. Reuther died in a plane crash near...

Looking Back: Commemorating the End of WWII

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History is full of stories about Jews serving in the American Armed Forces during the war. Friday,...

Looking Back: A Fun Activity

Spend some time immersed in the wonders of the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History. OK. In the midst of the COVID-19 virus,...

Looking Back: A Homegrown Fascist

In today’s climate of rising anti-Semitism and intolerance, we should give these issues proper consideration because, in the real America of the 1930s and...

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Major League Baseball’s Integration: A Short History

Looking back on Major League Baseball's integration. Baseball superstar Reggie Jackson said: "When I was born, I was colored.  When I signed a pro baseball contract, I...

Rush to Judgement

We do great harm to ourselves when we’re so quick on the trigger. Who among us hasn’t heard of a Jewish family where certain members...

LIST: August Virtual Events in Metro Detroit

Here’s how to make the most of metro Detroit arts, culture and beyond in a virtual setting. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting events across metro...