Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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When politics clash on Facebook, friendships can go down for the count

The schools of the great sages of the Jewish people, Hillel and Shammai, were known to debate each other on just about every topic. The students of these two schools rarely agreed on anything; each strongly and passionately arguing the opposite position of the other, albeit always with respect for the other’s opinion. In Judaism,…

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Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum and Muhammad Ali are ringside March 7, 1987, at Cobo Hall in Detroit for a boxing match between Thomas Hearns and Dennis Andries.

Ali and Me: Local podiatrist was a longtime friend of “The Champ.”

The world lost Muhammad Ali on June 3 when the former boxing champion died at age 74. Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum lost a longtime and dear friend.“We knew each other for 38 years. I called him, ‘Champ.’ He called me, the ‘Great White Dope,’ but with affection and a twinkle in his eye,” said Kirschenbaum, the…

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