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Torah Portion: This Too Shall Pass

How will we mark the transition from B.C. (Before COVID-19) to A.C. (After COVID-19)? When the loss, the suffering, the sadness and the anxiety associated...

Metro Detroit Natives Help Put on Star-Studded Online Fundraiser

Saturday Night Seder captivated audiences with a long list of celebrities paired alongside religious figures. Saturday Night Seder, a star-filled entertainment take on Passover traditions,...

Chametz Burning in Southfield: Socially Distancing a Passover Custom

Burning the chametz that remains the morning before Passover begins is often done in backyards or at organized community bonfires. When ‘virtual’ wouldn’t do, and...

Local 4 Meteorologist Shares His Virtual Passover Experience

By Paul Gross A seder that was initially "missing something" actually became something much more special than anybody anticipated. Every year, I lead my family's seder....

One Man’s Exodus Echoes the Jewish Experience

One of the basic tenets in Judaism is the Exodus from Egypt. The Ten Commandments begin with the words: “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” We are compelled to recall this extraordinary event in prayers like the V’ahavta and Shabbat evening Kiddush. Passover commemorates our people’s freedom from slavery after this momentous escape. This theme is familiar — especially for Salomone Castro.

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Jewish News Wins 12 “Excellence in Journalism” Awards

The publication received awards in categories including page design, sports reporting and local reporting. The Detroit Jewish News won 12 awards for excellence in journalism from the...