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Posts Tagged ‘Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies’

Jonathan H. Schwartz, pictured in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located in Moscow’s famous Red Square.

From Russia, With Love

Jonathan Schwartz Special to the Jewish News Jonathan Schwartz’s surprise trip fortified his appreciation of Jewish law and informed his worldview. In early 2018, I received an invitation from Professor Howard Lupovitch, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, and U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn to attend the Jewish…

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woman sits on concrete blocks at a Holocaust

Edwin Black At Wayne State

Join the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and Wayne State’s Department of History for a special lecture with New York Times best-selling international investigative author Edwin Black, who will be speaking on “Detroit’s Pivotal Connection to the Holocaust and Hitler’s War Machine.” The lecture takes place at Wayne State on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 2:30…

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A man in a white robe reads from a scroll in a hot and sunny rocky desert landscape Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Weekly Torah Portion – The Proof Of Prophecy

Parshat Re’eh: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 66:11-24. (Shabbat Rosh Chodesh) The litmus test for true prophecy described in this week’s Torah portion (Deuteronomy 13:2-6) reveals much about the prophet’s role in ancient Israel. In a nutshell, an individual claiming to be a prophet, even if this individual provides seemingly miraculous signs and wonders in support of…

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Sukkah x Detroit

IADS Contest

Sukkah x Detroit receives grant. The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the William Davidson Foundation for Sukkah x Detroit. Throughout the last week of September, as part of Detroit’s Month of Design, Sukkah x Detroit will celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot in Detroit’s Capitol Park with a…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Orthodox Jews. Modern Orthodox

What is Orthodox Judaism?

Some of the consternation regarding Modern Orthodox Rabbi Asher Lopatin stems in no small part from a lack of familiarity with the history and development of Orthodox Judaism itself. The term “orthodox,” derived from the Greek words orthos (correct) and doxa (belief or path), means “the correct belief” or “correct path.” Orthodox Judaism insists there…

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Dr. Peter Hayes

How Do You Explain The Holocaust?

Noted author and historian slated to speak at Holocaust Memorial Center. As part of its ongoing series of lectures designed to further understand the Holocaust, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills will welcome award-winning professor of history, author and lecturer Dr. Peter Hayes as guest speaker at a Sunday, June 10, program sponsored…

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trophy award for Award's Night

Honoring Our Best

Federation’s Awards Night event slated for May 22. Each year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit honors individuals from Jewish Detroit for their outstanding dedication, leadership and commitment to our community. The awards recognize three young leaders, as well as a group of lifetime volunteers. Federation’s Awards Night event acknowledges these outstanding role models. This…

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