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Goodbye 5780 – It Wasn’t All So Bad

Mark Jacobs gives a shortlist of some things that happened this past year that can uplift our Jewish souls. A friend recently sent me a...

Reflections on Dubai’s Jewish Community, and the Israel/UAE Accords

Jessica Katz reflects on her experience with Dubai's Jewish community. A little less than one year ago I was sitting in Israel planning my upcoming...

Blowing the Shofar of Racial Justice

This Rosh Hashanah the Black community has blown the shofar of racial justice to reawaken, re-engage, and reinvigorate the Jewish community’s commitment to justice...

Editor’s Note: Rosh Hashanah Love

One of the challenges this year is that, to many, there is no perceptible switch from our spring and summer doldrums to now. I stepped...

Jewfro: New Year’s Rockin’ Ease

Welcome to the Stone Age I have previously persuasively argued that the greatest gift the Jewish people ever gave the world was summer camp. In...

We Are Built for This Moment

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit provides insight into how they have played a central role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a...

Watch Out!

Sy Manello wants to draw your attention to precarious situations that have led to color expressions in our daily talk. Dear Readers, if you saw...

A Jewish Approach to Planning and Investing

By: Kyle T. Zwiren, Reuben Rashty and Jacob Rashty, a special to the Jewish News Any discussion of Jewish-based financial decisions begins with the Torah....

It’s Time to Show Up

Yifat Clein writes about how she's feeling empowered by the huge uprising happening around the country and gives ideas on things you can do...

Guest Column: Two Emerging Leaders Discuss Their Summer with Shalom Hartman Institute

Editor’s Note: After realizing the cancellation of summer programs and camps for Jewish teens throughout North America would leave them without a meaningful summer...

Passing Time During the Pandemic

Alan Muskovitz writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic is having a strange, paradoxical effect on his concept of time. This pandemic has had a strange,...

Remembering My Brother With Garrett’s Space

Garrett’s Space is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting young people’s mental health. Three years ago, in September of 2017, I lost my brother, Garrett Halpert,...

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Remembering ‘I Am Woman’ Singer Helen Reddy

The singer-songwriter converted to Judaism late in life, only to discover her grandmother was Jewish. At a time when the life of Supreme Court Justice...

Metro Detroit Families Adjust to Celebrating Sukkot During the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, Metro Detroit congregations and individuals are improvising this year for Sukkot. COVID-19 has led to creativity and innovation in Jewish observance, and...