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No Shoes Allowed – Dear Debra

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us. Dear Debra, My husband and I recently bought a new home and, because we have a young child, we have decided...

A West Side Story of Success

The west side location had been brought to Joe Vicari’s attention by real estate gent Howard Schwartz … Joe’s friends Graham and Sally Orley...

Who Or What Inspires You?

Throughout time, philosophers, clergy and political leaders have attempted to inspire followers to accept and disseminate their beliefs. Many have tried to do so...

I Do It For The Kavod: Rabbi Paul Yedwab’s Response

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some 160 rabbis wrote letters confirming the Jewish identity of prospective immigrants who were rejected in 2016. Those rabbis are now on...

My Family’s Jewish Detroit Story

I wandered recently with my mom through her childhood Jewish Detroit. It was a journey of 10 miles and approximately 60 years. I saw...

Truth Tellers For Israel

Emet means “truth” in Hebrew. EMET is also the acronym for the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank whose top...

Preoccupation With ‘Occupation’

During the last few decades, the Palestinian propaganda machine, aided by anti-Israel elements in the international community, has created one of the most powerful...

The State Of The Bagel

I wouldn’t call myself a picky eater. I would call myself an I-know-what-I-want-and-how-I-want-it eater. And I want bagels. Daily. Sorry, Mama, I know bagels are...

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Looking Back: A New Chapter

The Jewish News is the latest in an emerging trend of for-profit, community focused print media companies transitioning to non-profit ownership. It’s that time again. It happens...

Torah Portion: Writing Our Own Song

Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; I Samuel 22:1-51. And you shall write for yourselves this song” (Devarim 31:19). The subject of this verse is unclear and debated...