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Traveling to Israel? COVID-19 Exemptions are Available

As of early August 2020, the following is the procedure for obtaining an early quarantine termination. This is the season for yeshiva and seminary students...

Men at Work

Rochel Burstyn gives some positives and negatives to the construction happening on her street. A few years ago, when my friend Shayna was going on...

ASTROLOJEW Horoscopes for Chodesh Elul 5780 (20 August – 18 September 2020)

Teshuva begins at home Elul’s theme is teshuva, turning away from what is neither useful nor profitable, rerouting our path towards the correct direction as...

Teaching Resiliency

Metro Detroit native Karen Gold Stillman has decided it’s time to speak up and put her own personal stake in the ground regarding plans...

Protecting Postal Services is a Mitzvah

Rabbi Matthew Kaufman calls for American Jewish communities to protect the United States Postal Services (USPS). American Jewish communities must act now to protect democracy...

(Not) Back-to-School Diary | Entry 1

Contributing writer Stacy Gittleman documents the journey of her family taking on online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the first day of his freshman...

Editor’s Note: An Education

The JN cares very deeply about our local schooling, and we pledge to cover our community’s response to this at every level. Back to school...

Jewfro: All the World’s a Cafetorium

There are no small parts, only small 6th graders. Maybe you’re like me and you’ve got a short stack of tickets, whose perforated edges are...

Protecting Children’s Mental Health

Erika Bocknek, Ph.D. discusses what parents can do to help their children’s mental health during a pandemic and when it comes to back to...

Editor’s Note: Why the Jewish News Needs the Post Office

The timely delivery of our magazine is in jeopardy due to drastic, partisan-motivated cutbacks underway at the U.S. Postal Service. This month the Jewish News...

Must Read

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...