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Editor’s Note: The Question

Read our interview with Rep. Tlaib and our companion story about how local Jews are reacting to Tlaib’s primary campaign. The Jewish News has indeed “done...

What If…

There are so many what ifs that can be posed given the history of Jewish activism — or more accurately the lack thereof —...

Not A Singular Message

In dealing with our English language, we learn that making “more” can be confusing. We may have heard that “More is better.” In dealing with...

Editor’s Note: How We Cover Elections

Jewish News editor Andrew Lapin explains how we will be covering the 2020 elections. Michigan’s statewide primary elections are coming up on Aug. 4, and...

Shabbat Shalom by Phone

Rabbi Dovid Polter shares how Shabbat Shalom by Phone is helping older adults who are isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. I began Shabbat Shalom by...

A Monumental Shame

Mark Jacobs addresses the debate over renaming monuments and places and asks Jews to join the debate with a "profound sense of empathy."

Being an Anti-Racist

We are called on to place focus toward changing the system that has greatly disadvantaged and threatened Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Habitually in...

Thank You, YouTube

When cleaning products were in short supply, YouTube taught us how to create homemade solutions. Have you taken advantage of Michigan’s updated limited capacity dine-in...

The 70th Anniversary

Barbara Balaj writes about her trip to Ellis Island in honor of the 70th anniversary of her parents’ arrival in New York. As the date...

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Public School Plans

Here are the stated school reopening plans for several public school districts in Southeast Michigan. These plans are subject to change.  

Torah Portion: Considering Others’ Needs

Parshat Re’eh: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 54:11-55:5. In 1642, Sir Thomas Browne wrote the famous proverb “Charity begins at home.” And it does. If your own...

Looking Back: Jewish Dairies

United Dairies and Dairy Fresh were Jewish-owned and created nearly a century ago. Two recent communications led to this Looking Back. I had a conversation...