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Posts Tagged ‘guest column’

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Guest Column: The Upcoming ‘Silver Tsunami’

Jewish Senior Life Continues the Jewish Population Study Conversation Kenneth Goss Nancy Siegel Heinrich As the president and the CEO of Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit, we applaud the Jewish News for its discussion of some of the statistics identified in the recently released Jewish Population Study spearheaded by the Jewish Federation (“Changing Senior…

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Guest Column: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Mark Jacobs My barber is a sweet Lebanese Muslim man with a warm smile, a wife and three small kids. I love the guy. Recently, while cutting my hair, he started telling me about his latest trip to Lebanon to visit his family. He spoke lovingly about his old neighborhood, his buddies, his large extended…

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Guest Column: NIF Represents Our Most Essential Jewish Values

Editor’s Note:  This op-ed was written in response to “Commentary: The New Israel Fund Does NOT Support Israel” by Kobi Erez on Nov. 1, 2018. Metropolitan Detroit forged my Jewish values. When I think of Torah, I think of Saul Rube’s Talmud class at Hillel Day School. I think of endless stories, discussion and questioning.…

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Guest Column: Are We Giving Our Children a Religion of Fear?

Aaron Starr Recently, synagogue sanctuaries around the community and across the country were full as a response to the horrible tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. It was the right response to the shooting that injured us all. It was an appropriate reaction to the murders of our brothers and sisters, to the shattering of Tree…

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Guest Column: JCRC/AJC Endorses Proposals 2 & 3

I have a confession to make. I have never waited in line to vote. Having voted in Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Birmingham, I have often sent in an absentee ballot; and when I have gone in person, I have never had more than one or two people in front of me. Now…

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Guest Column: Best of Both Worlds and Our Future

Maddie was a state champion in debate; Seth was an AIPAC intern; and Hannah works for Microsoft while Yoni is at Google. Laurenne recently completed her service in the IDF as a Lone Soldier; Robert was elected ninth-grade class president at Cranbrook; Lily’s poem on school shootings was published nationally last year when she was…

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Guest Column: Justice Brandeis And A Right Of Privacy In A Digital Age

The U.S. Supreme Court capped its last term with a landmark digital privacy decision in a case starting out in Detroit: Carpenter v. United States. Chief Justice Roberts’ June 22, 2018, majority opinion in Carpenter is about the kind of digital location data automatically created every time our cell phones send or receive messages. In…

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Guest Column: The Conversation About The Birthrate Conversation

As I shared last week in the Torah portion for JN, for the first time since he came to America nearly 70 years ago, my 98-year-old grandfather spoke to a group of adults about his life before, during and after the Shoah of World War II. He was the youngest of six siblings. He had…

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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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Guest Column: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

What IfNotNow appears to not understand as an organization, and as individuals, is that effective problem-solving results from a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If you’re a member of IfNotNow and you’re reading this, your jaw may have just dropped. How dare he say that? Our protests and demonstrations make a huge difference…

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