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Commentary: Reflections on the High Holy Days, 5779

The Kol Nidre service was beautiful, as always. The music was powerful, the sermon inspirational and the warmth of the Temple Israel community was palpable. Everything was just perfect. Kind of. As I took it all in, sitting with my wife, my thoughts drifted once again to the reality in my life that my two…

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Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year holiday) concept. Traditional symbols.. Local rabbis share holiday message.

L’Shanah Tovah

The JN invited local rabbis to share a holiday message with the community. Turning & Returning This summer, for the first time in my life, I was arrested. I participated in the Poor People’s Campaign, six weeks of marches in Lansing and across America to bring attention to social and political issues. Thanks to the…

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yamulke to represent the Detroit Jewish News during the Days of Awe

Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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pomegranate to represent Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe Resource Guide and the month of Elul.

High Holiday Learning Resources

The Jewish month of Elul, which began this year on Saturday night, Aug. 11, is a special time on the Jewish calendar. These four weeks leading up to the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday night, Sept. 9) are an opportunity for introspection, self-assessment, study and prayer, all geared…

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