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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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Jonas Jacobsson

Commentary: An Interesting Read

Israeli Journalist and author Yossi Klein Halevi’s professional credentials suggest that he should be a cynic, always looking at the glass as half-empty. Yet, he has a written a book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, which reveals a man still filled with hope — perhaps not much, but some hope — that the intractable Israeli-Palestinian…

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american politics and divisiveness

Commentary: It’s Time To Return To Civility

The toxic level of divisiveness in American political life today is driving families and friends apart and hurting our country. The hatefulness and intolerance that fuel it must be called out wherever they appear. Let’s stop looking for someone to blame and start looking in the mirror! It showed up in our own community when…

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Commentary: Flaws Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

The DJN recently published commentaries by a political scientist and a journalist discussing President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Neither piece discussed the serious procedural and technical flaws of the JCPOA that make it a failure in preventing Iran from developing and…

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Donald Trump

In Support Of Trump

There have been a number of op-eds and articles in the JN this past year critical of President Trump and supportive of the Resistance Movement. I am proud to say I was and am a Jewish Trump supporter. While I would not use his phraseology, Trump was the only candidate who understood the issues that…

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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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Torah Shavuot

This Shavuot, I Thought Of Gaza

This month, Jews in Detroit and around the world celebrated receipt of the Torah, reaffirming a contract our ancestors made to remember and keep its teachings. We did this in a variety of ways — reading the Ten Commandments in synagogue, eating dairy treats at home (I still don’t get that one) and studying deep…

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U-M students Gaby Roth of New Jersey and Natan Gorod of Atlanta participated in Israel Day 2017. Roth was an author of the Canary Mission letter.

Canary Mission Hurts Israel Supporters On Campus

We are Jewish and pro-Israel students who are active within our Jewish communities on college campuses across North America. Many of us have helped organize against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-affiliated movements throughout our time on campus. Over the course of our time fighting BDS campaigns, Canary Mission was brought to our attention repeatedly. Canary Mission…

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Jewish@edu – Value Of Knowledge

HMD’s Israel Fellowship offers ways to form your own opinions. On occasion, I have found myself watching an argument and observing that the foundation of the argument was a simple misunderstanding. How often has this happened in your life? As college students we find everything is about becoming the people we want to be and…

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Bayview, Michigan

Bay View Shouldn’t Be For Christians Only

The community of Bay View, Mich., sits along the shores of Lake Michigan, a picturesque summer resort destination for families across the country. Full of historic buildings and Victorian cottages, Bay View boasts that it is one of the “prettiest painted places” in the United States. Yet behind its pristine facade, Bay View hides a…

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