Posts Tagged ‘guest column’

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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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Nathan Wessler and Harold Gurewitz at the U.S. Supreme Court in front of a portrait of Louis Brandeis

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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The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel to show IfNotNow and a lack of proactive approach

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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Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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Irv and Janice Goldfein, Southfield; Nanci Rands, Bloomfield Hills; Douglas and Margo Woll, West Bloomfield; Lisa and Danny Kurzmann, West Bloomfield; Kenneth Konop, Birmingham; Jordan Weiss, West Bloomfield; David Kurzmann, Royal Oak; Sally and Richard Krugel, Bloomfield Hills. Not pictured: Lisa Molnar, Ann Arbor; Samantha Woll, Detroit. Global Forum

Guest Column: ‘We Made History This Year in Jerusalem!’

That headline declaration is no hyperbole. It was spoken by David Harris on June 12 at Binyenei ha-Umah, the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. David is the extremely effective CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC.) He was addressing the more than 2,400 attendees at the AJC Global Forum, held for the first time in…

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Guest Column: Immigrant Children Need Love & Kindness

This is not about politics. This is not about laws. This is about medicine, about the human brain and development, and about human beings. I am not a politician or a lawyer. I am a physician, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a mom, neighbor and an American, and I am completely horrified at the treatment…

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Guest Column: On Tisha b’Av, Remember The Holocaust

We are in the Jewish month of Av, a month of mourning for Jewish people. In the month of Av, we remember the many tragedies that have happened to us. More than 2,000 years ago on the ninth of Av, the first and second Beit HaMikdash, our holy temples, were destroyed, burned with the holy…

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