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My Father’s Sacrifice

Visiting the war cemetery in Normandy taught Donna Klein that soldiers who are injured or die in battle are not 'losers'; they are the...

Why We Struck U-M

The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) at the University of Michigan argued that the university had failed to protect its students and employees as it...

Kaddish for RBG

The iconic Justice’s death is an occasion for national Jewish mourning. The evening Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, on Sept. 18, 2020, was Erev Rosh Hashanah....

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...

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Recovery Month: Be Sure to Connect

Celebrate connections by making new ones. September marks the start of National Recovery Month, an international observance held each year to honor and celebrate the...

All Masked Up

Can’t live without masks these days. Years ago, my baby was admitted to Beaumont. Fun fact about Beaumont: It’s a teaching hospital, which means there’s...

High Holiday Diaries: JN Writers Share Their Experiences

In this unusual year for worship, our writers had different takeaways from the New Year. Temple Israel’s Rosh Hashanah Services — ‘Coming Home’ By Mark Jacobs Even...