Posts Tagged ‘historical’

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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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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The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. UMich. U of M. UM

A New Permanent Home

JN digital archive to reside at U-M in perpetuity. A copy of the digital archive containing the entire contents of the Detroit Jewish News and its predecessor publication, comprising more than 330,000 pages and spanning over 100 years, will be housed in perpetuity at the University of Michigan and be available to the public free…

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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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Time Travel

This week’s edition of the Jewish News publishes on the same day (May 3) that a sold-out audience will gather at JN75 for the paper’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Legacy Gala, the most prestigious event at the synagogue since my wedding 34 years ago. The evening features the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a…

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djn-2008-10-30-1-009 cropped Herb Tyner Beaumont Hospital. Suzanne and Herbert Tyner Center for Cardiovascular Intervention at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Herb Tyner

Herb Tyner – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Sometimes a story begins with one idea and ends with another. First, I read about the closing of Hazel Park Raceway after 69 years of operation and thought maybe I’d see what I could find in the Davidson Archives and write about that. Then, JN Publisher and Detroit Jewish News Foundation President Arthur Horwitz tells…

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Israeli flags are at half mast for Yom HaShoah in Israel. Yom Hashoah in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 7

It’s strange. Everyday we seem to experience something that feels like the ultimate ‘wow’ moment, and then the next day our ‘wow’ moment is even bigger. That’s exactly the feeling today. Today is a ‘Yom HaShoah Day’, Israel’s annual day to remember the 6,000,000 Jews lost in the Holocaust. Every year on this day, at…

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clipping from the DJN 07/29/1994 paper.

Wayne State University – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

OK — all readers who have degrees from Wayne State University raise your hands! I’ll bet there are lots of hands in the air now, including my own. I earned a master’s degree in history from Wayne in 1987. Indeed, there are thousands of Wayne State graduates around the world. I was reminded of this…

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