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The Jerusalem We Know

As a group of young Palestinian and Israeli activists from Jerusalem, we, Riman Barakat, Racheli Ibenboim and I, Michal Shilor, have found it slightly...

Talk With Animals

More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” “Stop horsing around!” If these expressions have ever found their way into your everyday talk, then you are...

The headline, “Spain Balks Escape of Jewish Refugees,” in the Jan. 8, 1943, issue of the JN seemed a lot like the headlines of...

Rabbinic Reflections On Retirement

Life transitions provide the opportunity to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. As I transition to Rabbi Emeritus, I pause to look...

As I Recall …

When one journey ends, another begins. It is with these words in mind that I look back on 29 years with the Jewish News and...

Cell Phone Attachment

Happy New Year! 2018? Really?! I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that on Feb. 24 it will be a half-century since little...

“Facts” And Opinion: What One “Is” Vs What One “Does” As Seen By Modern Physical Science

  By Alvin M. Saperstein Professor of Physics Emeritus, Wayne State University, Detroit There is much ado in the current political world about facts, alternate facts, fake facts,...

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Essential Workers Adjust to Pandemic Living

COVID-19 is far from gone, but grocery and medical employees say they’ve found a “new normal.” Though Michigan continues to grapple with the recent upsurge...