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Looking Back: One ‘Radical’ to Another

Co-owner of Zingerman's Deli Ari Weinzwieg shares in his book how applying the business ideas of radical Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman can impact businesses. When...

Looking Back: The Hate Goes On

Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head in Michigan’s Copper Country with the vandalism of Temple Jacob in Hancock. Anyone who has read the JN — or...

Looking Back: Hank Greenberg

The cornerstone of the new Walk of Heroes at The Corner Ballpark features the greatest and most influential Jewish baseball player, Hank Greenberg. On Oct....

Warsaw Uprising Remembered

Looking back at the Warsaw Uprising, a heroic but tragic rebellion against Germany that occurred 75 years ago. Featured photo via iStock. This year on Aug....

Margaret Lincoln: Teaching About the Holocaust

Margaret Lincoln, a Holocaust-teaching dynamo from Battle Creek, has been educating people around the state for years. Three years ago, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into...

Freeds of Windsor Going Strong at 90

Well-known local Jewish business, Freeds of Windsor, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the Holtzman family and their 100-year-old business,...

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Public School Plans

Here are the stated school reopening plans for several public school districts in Southeast Michigan. These plans are subject to change.  

Torah Portion: Considering Others’ Needs

Parshat Re’eh: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 54:11-55:5. In 1642, Sir Thomas Browne wrote the famous proverb “Charity begins at home.” And it does. If your own...