Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Commentary: Embrace Compassion, Not Xenophopbia

Kathie Friedman-Kasaba World history has given Jewish Americans, and all Americans, plenty of reason for anxiety about the Trump administration’s current immigration policies. As a scholar of international refugee studies, I have researched how the use of dehumanizing language — by politicians, political parties and the media — paves the way for denying compassion and…

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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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Letters – July 19, 2018

There’s A Reason She Was Canceled The shoe is on the other foot for Lena Epstein (“Canceled,” July 5, 2018, page 17), and it’s not so comfortable judging from her reaction. People are turning on her not because she’s a Republican but because she’s a hypocrite of the worst kind. It has nothing to do…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Letters – July 5, 2018

Welcome, Rabbi Lopatin I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article “Mixed Welcome” (page 10, June 21, 2018, issue). Our Metro Detroit Jewish community is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion. There is practically a place of worship for each and every Jew, and with the addition of Rabbi Asher Lopatin and his wife, Rachel, a real…

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Letters – Zero-Tolerance Immigration

A Man Named Jack I knew a man named Jack who was born in Germany before the beginning of World War II. He survived the war as part of the Kindertransport, a program that rescued thousands of Jewish children who were brought to England between 1938-1940. Jack’s parents died in the Holocaust. He made his…

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Editorial: Zero-Tolerance Policy Is Inhumane

On June 20, President Donald Trump reversed his administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border after insisting he had “no choice” but to separate children from their parents. This came after wide condemnation from weeks of heart-wrenching images — children crying hysterically at being taken from their parents’ arms, horrified parents…

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Commentary: Stop Making Excuses For FDR’s Abandonment Of The Jews

President Franklin D. Roosevelt could have saved many Jews from the Holocaust without interrupting America’s war effort. The notion that there was a contradiction between rescuing Jews and fighting the Nazis was an excuse that the Roosevelt administration made at the time — and which, surprisingly, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum seems to be echoing…

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Letters – June 21, 2018

In Support Of Trump Regarding Dr. Greenstein’s June 7, “In Support of Trump” and Berl Falbaum’s “A Gut Punch” commentaries (page 8), I support Dr. Greenstein’s comments in every respect and support President Trump’s agenda, process for Making America Great Again, repairing the disastrous errors the previous administration created with decimating our defense establishment, the…

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In Support Of Trump

There have been a number of op-eds and articles in the JN this past year critical of President Trump and supportive of the Resistance Movement. I am proud to say I was and am a Jewish Trump supporter. While I would not use his phraseology, Trump was the only candidate who understood the issues that…

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