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Looking Back: Displaced Children

The Davidson Archive holds a tremendous history regarding the theme of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated two weeks ago...

Torah Portion: Happiness In …

Parshat Bshallach: Exodus 13:17-17:16; Judges 4:4-5:31 The Jews leave Egypt and cross the sea. After the crossing, Moshe and Miriam led the Jewish people in...

Looking Back: Jews & Hockey

Detroit Jews have a long relationship with hockey. I really enjoyed JN sportswriter Steve Stein’s recent article about Eric Israel, a local Jewish kid playing...

Looking Back: Justice for Louis Gross

An interesting story from Judge Avern Cohn led Mike Smith into the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit history for this week’s “Looking...

Looking Back: Poking Holes in the Glass Ceiling

While reading the historic pages of the JN and Detroit Jewish Chronicle and in the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, one...

Looking Back: Where Fashion Reigned

The 100-year history of B. Siegel’s is another great saga of Jewish immigrant success in Detroit. I recently wrote about the famous Himelhoch’s clothing store in...

Looking Back: A Giant Name in Retail

Beginning in 1919, many issues of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the JN have something in common: advertisements for Himelhoch's. I recently read about the passing...

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