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March 4, 1949 issue of the Detroit Jewish News featuring Eliahu Elath Epstein.

Eliahu Elath Epstein – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

On June 4, 2018, Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, made a presentation at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. In the June 14 issue of the JN, Contributing Writer Stacy Gittleman reported on Dermer’s speech, noting that this event was the first time in 20 years that a sitting Israeli ambassador had…

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Detroit Jewish News July 4, 2003 edition with Rabbi Sherwin Wine on the cover.

Rabbi Sherwin Wine – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

The front page of the July 4, 2003, issue of the JN featured only one big image, that of Rabbi Sherwin Wine. And I was intrigued, especially because once I dove inside that issue, I found a lengthy five-page story on the founder of Humanistic Judaism. I knew that Wine founded a branch of Judaism…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle May 27, 1932 Jewish baseball player Isadore “Izzy” Goldstein

Jewish Baseball – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

It’s summer now and the baseball season is well under way. The roster of our beloved home team, the Detroit Tigers, is much different from last year. Jewish second baseman Ian Kinsler was traded over the winter and, soon after last year’s season concluded, the Tigers’ Jewish manager, Brad Ausmus, was fired. This is a…

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Jewish Archives – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Last week, I spent a bit of time with two of my favorite archivists: Sharon Alterman and Robbie Terman. It is always a real pleasure to visit with them, whether for professional reasons or just to chat. This was the catalyst for today’s column about Jewish archives and archivists, the keepers of Detroit’s Jewish history.…

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1998, Israel milestones

Israel Through The Decades – Israel Milestones

Since its founding in 1942 by Philip Slomovitz, the Detroit Jewish News has chronicled the birth, growth and global impact of Israel. Take a walk back in time and see how the paper has celebrated previous Israel milestones. You can do your own searches about Israel over the decades at www.djnfoundation.org. Israel Milestones [similar id=45408…

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Detroit Jewish News May 21, 1948. After Israel's Independence

Israel’s Independence – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

There is really only one topic for my column this week, isn’t there? I would be remiss if I did not look back into the William Davidson Archives to see just what was happening in Detroit after David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Israel’s Independence on May 14, 1948, thereby establishing the modern state of…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle from May 3, 1935

May 3, 1935 – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

As I read the current news from America and the world — as well as from Israel as it approaches its secular 70th anniversary as a state on May 14, 1948 — I am struck by some similarities to certain issues from the past century. This notion was reinforced as I was cruising the Davidson…

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