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Torah Portion: Fear Causes Misdirection

In this week’s portion, misdirected fear leads to disaster. Sometimes fear is our friend. Without fear, we’d walk blindly into dangerous situations oblivious to...

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...

Torah Portion: Consider the Option

The role of Pesach Sheni (“second Passover”) from this week’s portion is described in Numbers 9:1-14. Every year I am surprised and amazed when something...

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...

Torah Portion: The In-Between Zone

In this week’s portion, the Torah reports of the generous sacrifices offered by the 12 princes of Israel for the newly inaugurated Tabernacle. We all...

Synagogues Think About Reopening

Some congregations are moving ahead slowly — with caution — while others plan to wait. Perhaps it’s because pikuach nefesh­, the saving of life, is...

Stay-at-Home Order Changes the Way People Daven

The COVID-19 pandemic closed synagogue doors across the world. Some Jews never go to synagogue; some go on festivals or every Shabbat. Some Jews say...

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Washington Should End Involvement in Yemen

We should correspondingly demand from Washington an immediate end to U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict. Jewish Americans, maybe more so than other Americans, have...

Review: Guy Stern’s “Invisible Ink: A Memoir”

Meet Guy Stern Aug. 19 in a virtual program of the Holocaust Memorial Center. Gunther Stern, born in Hildesheim, Germany, in 1922, now lives in...

Finding the Future of Jewish Education, Virtually

A NewCAJE college fellow from Michigan reflects on the all-online Jewish educator's conference. My name is Sam Arnold. I am 19 years old and live...

A New Course of Meal Kits

Esther Allweiss Ingber made and reviewed these five home-delivered meal kits. For those who enjoy cooking, home-delivered meal kits offer convenience plus creativity. The many companies...