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This Week’s Torah Portion: Stand and Be Counted

Parshat Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Hosea 2:1-22. Rabbi Jeremy YoskowitzA national census, at any level, is no small undertaking. For those who are counted, it might...

Shavuot Learning Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Traditional all-night study sessions during Shavuot evolved across all streams of Judaism. By Louis Finkelman, Contributing WriterShavuot, commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount...

Book Review: “Shadow Strike”

Shadow Strike is a thrilling novel exploring the gripping story of the 2007 destruction of the al-Kabar nuclear reactor in Syria. By Mike Smith, Detroit...

Jewish Detroiters Did Their Part for Israel’s Founding

By Mike Smith Israel just celebrated another birthday. The nation is now 71 years old, and it is a vibrant, democratic, economically powerful, high-tech society...

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Meaning of Giving

Parshat Emor: Leviticus 21:1-24:23; Ezekiel 44:15-31. By Rabbi Alana Alpert Tzedakah can seem unnatural. Why would we want to give up what we have?When we have...

A New Perspective on Shabbat

Perspective is key: Taking small steps to acknowledge and reflect is a good start to honoring Shabbat. By Jillian LessonOver the past few years, my...

Weekly Torah Portion: That Which Is Holy

Parshat Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1-20:27; Amos 9:7-15. In Judaism we use the Hebrew root kof-daled-shin a lot. We make Kiddush on Shabbat, we say Kaddish when...

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With Bolton Gone, Will Trump Make a Deal with Iran?

The resignation of National Security Advisor John Bolton leads to speculation on whether President Donald Trump will try to make a deal with Iran. By...

Bistro Le Bliss Celebrates its Inaugural Anniversary

West Bloomfield restaurant Bistro Le Bliss pleases palates in its first year with French-inspired Eastern European menu. Photos via Bistro Le Bliss Facebook Celebrating only its...

The Tribe Goes to the 2019 Emmys

The 2019 Emmys are this Sunday, September 22. Keep an eye out for these confirmed Jewish nominees! The Primetime Emmys, for excellence in TV, will...

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...