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Looking Back: Jewish Dairies

United Dairies and Dairy Fresh were Jewish-owned and created nearly a century ago. Two recent communications led to this Looking Back. I had a conversation...

Looking Back: Michigan’s Jewish Suffragette

This month marks 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Michigan primary elections were held this week....

Looking Back: Call Me A Cab…

Looking back at the Morris Markin's Checker Cab Manufacturing Company and "Checker" cabs. I recently wrote about an early Jewish automobile leader that you may not...

Looking Back: Abracadabra

Michael Jacobson spent the last 30 years of his career performing thousands of magic shows. I read in the JN about Michael Jacobson passing away on...

Looking Back: RIP, ‘Zombie Bandit’

You may not recognize his name, but you might recall his nickname: Alan Hurwitz earned fame, or perhaps infamy, as the “Zombie Bandit.” Alan Hurwitz...

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...

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Michigan Jewish History Journal Wins State History Award

Michigan Jewish History (MJH) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The Historical Society of Michigan announced its 2020 state history award winners Sept. 9, and...