Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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Blue Ribbon Panel Takeover

By Harry Onickel At the University of Michigan, there has been a series of “Blue Ribbon Panels” to discuss “the intersection between faculty responsibility and political thought.” The panels came about in the wake of the controversy surrounding U-M Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s refusal to write a letter of recommendation for a Jewish student to study…

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Letter to the Editor: Education on BDS

By Ed Kohl of West Bloomfield Two brilliant articles in the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of the Detroit Jewish News are a welcome education to the uninitiated regarding the continuing assault on the Jewish people and Israel. “University of Michigan and Pitzer College Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg” and “Blue Ribbon Panel Takeover”…

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SpaceIL Makes Moon Moves

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, prepares for monumental launch to the moon this week.   By Allison Jacobs Information and media courtesy of The iCenter — the North American educational partner of SpaceIL.    After eight years of preparation, Israel is heading to the moon. The private SpaceIL  spacecraft named Beresheet (In the Beginning) is set to launch…

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Etgar Keret Sapir prize

Etgar Keret Wins Israel’s Top Literature Prize

Ben-Gurion University Lecturer given Israel’s most prestigious literary award Etgar Keret, renowned Israeli author and lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), has received Israel’s most prestigious literary award, the Sapir Prize, for his collection of short stories, “A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy.” “I’m surprised…

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May Detroit Community Birthright Trip Now Open

Featured photo courtesy of Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit There’s no better way to dethaw from these freezing temperatures than to do it in Israel. Registration for Federation’s Detroit Community Birthright trip, May 8-20, is open. Anyone who has ever gone on a Birthright Israel trip will tell you it is the experience of a…

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Dr. Michael Koplow: The Big BDS Bang

The 116th Congress has barely gotten settled, and already BDS and efforts to combat it are wreaking havoc across the Democratic Party and between Democrats and Republicans. Earlier this month, there were accusations of dual loyalty, allegations of secret support for BDS, and thinly veiled efforts to use Israel and BDS, specifically, as a wedge…

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Israeli Filmmaker Itai Anghel To Discuss ISIS

Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will welcome Itai Anghel, one of Israel’s most prominent TV journalists, to Temple Beth El (7400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township) on Wednesday, Feb. 6. His presentation, “ISIS — The Day After: A Look from Within,” will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude with a…

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Wexner Program Returns to Detroit After 31 Years

By Adam Finkel, Contributing Writer Photographs Courtesy of the Wexner Heritage Program Israel facing the “Who is a Jew” issue, one of several religious dilemmas to confront the state. Clergy “challenged” by intermarriage, assimilation and Hebrew school inattention. American Jewry confronting a nightmare of anti-Semitism and hate. A Supreme Court justice hearing rocked with intense…

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Today in Israeli History: Jan. 28, 1970: France Grants Citizenship to Sephardi Jews

The National Assembly of revolutionary France decides to give citizenship to Sephardi Jews after a debate on Jewish emancipation the previous month. The Sephardim, whose families came to France in the 16th century, are well assimilated but represent the Jewish minority in France. The majority Ashkenazim are not emancipated until September 1791. Items are provided…

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