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Looking Back: RIP, ‘Zombie Bandit’

You may not recognize his name, but you might recall his nickname: Alan Hurwitz earned fame, or perhaps infamy, as the “Zombie Bandit.” Alan Hurwitz...

Looking Back: More Supermarket History

Looking back at some of the other smaller, but very popular, chain of Jewish-owned markets around metro Detroit. I wrote a “Looking Back” this past...

Looking Back: The Jewish Automaker You Never Heard Of

Gray Motor Corporation only manufactured for five years, 1921-1926. Car dealerships have reopened in Michigan as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it will...

Looking Back: Trump’s Henry Ford Gaffe

President Donald Trump referenced Henry Ford during a speech in late May at the Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan. You may have read about...

Looking Back: Mazel Tov, Class of 2020

With the cancellation of graduation ceremonies this year, our Cap & Gown issue takes on added significance. Unfortunately, this year because of COVID-19, our high...

Looking Back: The Oldest Form of Hate

Anti-Semitism is a social problem that has not been eradicated. Last month, the JN launched “The Anti-Semitism Project,” a yearlong inquiry and analysis of one...

Looking Back: A Friend to Jews

Remembering Walter Reuther. Fifty years ago, legendary president of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) Walter P. Reuther died in a plane crash near...

Looking Back: Commemorating the End of WWII

The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History is full of stories about Jews serving in the American Armed Forces during the war. Friday,...

Looking Back: A Fun Activity

Spend some time immersed in the wonders of the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History. OK. In the midst of the COVID-19 virus,...

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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...