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Looking Back: Mazel Tov, Class of 2020

With the cancellation of graduation ceremonies this year, our Cap & Gown issue takes on added significance. Unfortunately, this year because of COVID-19, our high...

A Shavuot Revelation

One reason Shavuot has no set date is because the essence of Torah is outside of time and space. Shavuot is a mysterious holiday. This...

Looking Back: The Oldest Form of Hate

Anti-Semitism is a social problem that has not been eradicated. Last month, the JN launched “The Anti-Semitism Project,” a yearlong inquiry and analysis of one...

Looking Back: A Friend to Jews

Remembering Walter Reuther. Fifty years ago, legendary president of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) Walter P. Reuther died in a plane crash near...

Poem of the Week: The Rest of Ourselves by Jeremy Friedman

Parsha Behar tells of the Sabbatical year — the Shmita, when work ceases for people and beasts Not something we often hear in our work-driven culture here But...

The ‘Virtual Synagogue’: Congregations Offer More Than Prayer and Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

Congregations are focused on the community’s emotional and practical needs as well. While synagogues and temples are physically closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are...

Wait to Resume Services, Then Proceed Carefully, Orthodox Jews Are Told

By Marcy Oster The Orthodox Union released a 13-point guide for gradual and controlled reopening of synagogues under their supervision. (JTA) — When Rabbi Moshe Hauer...

Looking Back: Commemorating the End of WWII

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History is full of stories about Jews serving in the American Armed Forces during the war. Friday,...

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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...