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Jews Increasingly See Discrimination and Danger in U.S. Culture

The American Jewish Committee's recent survey shows that eighty-eight percent of American Jews believe anti-Semitism is a problem today. By Daniel Elbaum There is an old...

One Year After the Tree of Life Tragedy

After last year's shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue the threat of anti-Semitic violence is becoming too familiar for Jewish communities. By Senator...

Hear, Michael Barg

Photos courtesy of Michael Barg You are Michael Barg. You are knocking on an unmarked door on West Grand Boulevard. It is late and dark,...

Resilience and Strength After Pittsburgh

One year after the shooting in Pittsburgh, the JCRC/AJC asks you to demonstrate the strength of the Jewish community by showing up for Shabbat. By...

Is Regulation of Anti-Semitism on Campus Censorship?

The Department of Education is under fire after it tells universities they will lose federal funding if they continue teaching programs that promote BDS...

Taking Self-Reflection Beyond Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an opportune time to think back on our wrongdoings, yet elements of mindfulness and self-reflection can be implemented daily or weekly. As...

Happy Trails!

Al shares his journey on the new Rails-to-Trails path, which includes necessary stops for pancakes and frozen yogurt. While we’re still enduring a season of...

American Jews Must Not Be Afraid to Show Up on the High Holidays

Avoiding synagogue out of fear during the High Holidays should not become a standard practice. The last thing most American Jews needed was another excuse...

Grodman Brothers Take the Field

Louis and Nathan Grodman are brothers who take the field together for University of Michigan football home games but for different teams. Photography by Samii...

Memories of High Holidays Past

Al Muskovitz recounts instances of sneaking out of services and more as a youngster during the High Holidays. A few weeks ago, I sat at...

Rwanda’s Yad Vashem

The Kigali Genocide Memorial preserves the horror of the Rwandan genocide in graphic detail, just as Yad Vashem captures the Holocaust. By Mark Jacobs It sits...

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...

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The Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio Makes Michigan Debut

Pianist Anna Polonsky, clarinetist David Shifrin and cellist Peter Wiley are the musical trio performing this Saturday at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in...

Movie Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit is a captivating combination of comedy and tragedy. Jojo Rabbit is the story of a 10 year-old boy in Nazi Germany, trained...

Historic Vote Brings Recognition For Armenian Genocide

The House of Representatives votes to recognize and remember the Armenian Genocide, but Turkey continues its opposition to the terminology. It has only symbolic value....

Dahlia Lithwick Urges Women to Take Action

NCJW speaker Dahlia Lithwick addresses the issues that women are facing in the current political climate. Featured photo courtesy of NCJW There’s good news and bad...

Leah Rosenbaum Retires After 40 Years at JVS

After 40 years of helping Jewish Vocational Services flourish in both programs and finances, CEO Leah Rosenbaum is set to retire in 2020. Featured photo...