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Posts Tagged ‘American Jews’

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Commentary: What Pittsburgh Tells Us About the Jewish Future

When 11 Jews are gunned down in synagogue on Shabbat by a white nationalist, it’s hard to not believe that something fundamental has changed for American Jews. What made it even more disorienting for me was that while evil reigned in Pittsburgh I was in Moscow for a conference on anti-Semitism. Normally, at such conferences…

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Nov. 7, 1919 Jewish Chronicle editorial on Armistice Day/Veterans Day

Looking Back at Veterans Day

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History This year, Veterans Day holds a special significance. It marks 100 years since the end of World War I or “The Great War,” which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 (although the war did not…

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Essay: Our Lens Post-Oct. 27, 2018

With fresh wounds in our hearts over the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh, how can American Jews ever see things the same from now on? How can we not view the future a bit differently or look to the past and not re-examine acts of anti-Semitism or the silence of those who tolerated it? Our lens…

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The Holocaust Unfolds

A new exhibit at the HMC highlights the important role played by the Detroit Jewish News in delivering war news to Detroiters. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where newspaper history and highlights open up to the public, a place is held by the Detroit Jewish News. An issue from the 1940s, accessible in an…

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Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis Passes Away

October 5, 1941 Louis Brandeis, retired United States Supreme Court Justice passes away at the age of 84 in Washington DC. The first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis embraced Zionism making it more acceptable for American Jews at a time when many American Jews were fearful of supporting the Zionist cause lest they be tagged…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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Guest Column: Rosh Hashanah Greetings

The High Holidays are my favorite time of year because they are a time of coming together as a community. In fact, many Jewish laws and traditions focus upon not being alone and upon coming together. In prayer, birth, marriage, even after death as our body awaits burial, Jewish life compels us to be in the…

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Volunteers from the United States will have the opportunity to work at an archaeological dig in Israel.

Volunteers For Israel Starts New Program

JNS.org Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announced a new pilot program that tacks on archaeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18-Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week…

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Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence, Israel’s innovational advances and growing prominence on the global stage show the world that the Jewish people are no longer “the perfect victim but instead have created an imperfect sovereign…

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Jerusalem, Israel

A ‘Gut Punch’

In the name and the spirit of the Prince of Peace, Jesus our Lord.” Thus did Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, end his opening prayer at the dedication of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Did Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Jews in the audience respond with “Amen?” Oh,…

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