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This Week’s Torah Portion: A Broken Peace

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:16-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. By Rabbi Brent GutmannThis week’s Torah portion contains an especially challenging episode, one which produces a call to arms...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Our Miraculous Gifts

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. By Rabbi Elliott PachterA talking donkey? Middle school metal shop class? What do they have in common? Read on.In...

Looking Back at The Jewish Chronicle’s History

Featured image courtesy of Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives, Pevin Family Papers While searching past July issues of the JN and the Detroit Jewish...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Healing Broken Relationships

Parshat Korach: Numbers 16:1-18:32; I Samuel 11:14-12:22. I was recently teaching a class about the weekly Torah portion when someone mentioned the rebellion of Korach.I...

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Power Of Relationships

Parshat Shelach Lechah: Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24. By Rabbi Joseph KrakoffOne thing is for certain: Relationships are never easy. They are hard work, challenging and...

Metro Detroit’s South African Jewish Community

The Alene and Graham Landau Archivist Chair shares his interest in discovering South African Jewish history and connections in Metro Detroit. I work with Tessa...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Moses Had A Sister

Parshat Bachaaloteha: Numbers 8:1-12:16; Zechariah 2:14-4:7. By Rabbi Ariana Gordon When we teach of Moses, we generally teach of a great leader: the man who led...

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...

This Week’s Torah Portion: We Are Truly Blessed

Parshat Naso: Numbers 21:1-7:89; Judges 13:2-25. By Rabbi Daniel Schwartz The old cliché says that Eskimos have 50 different words for snow because that’s their world.We...

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The Tribe Goes to the 2019 Emmys

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Being Chosen Is A Challenge

Parshat KiTavo: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Isaiah 60:1-22 By Howard LupovitchThis week’s Torah portion underscores the complexity in the relationship between God and Israel, specifically the notion...