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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Detroit history’

Nov. 7, 1919 Jewish Chronicle editorial on Armistice Day/Veterans Day

Looking Back at Veterans Day

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History This year, Veterans Day holds a special significance. It marks 100 years since the end of World War I or “The Great War,” which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 (although the war did not…

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Detroit Jewish News Foundation logo "capturing your story. connecting our community"

New Enhancements

JN Foundation’s Davidson archive now part of U-M’s Bentley library. It has happened again. The Detroit Jewish News Foundation, via its William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, has taken another step forward in its mission to preserve and make available the history of Detroit’s Jewish community, that is, your history. It is hard…

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1985 Detroit jewish News article on the Inaugural Induction dinner of the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Looking Back at the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History I read that one of my favorite sports announcers, Ken Daniels, was inducted Oct. 23 into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. This is good news. Since 1997, Daniels, along with Mickey Redmond, has been the television play-by-play voice of my beloved Detroit…

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Osias Zwerdling in the Nov. 5, 1948, issue of the JN that reported that Zwerdling’s friends, citizens of Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan faculty and students were celebrating his 70th birthday.

Looking Back At Osias Zwerdling

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Next week will mark the 140th birthday of a very important Michigan Jew: Osias Zwerdling. This is not a household name in Detroit, so don’t feel bad if you don’t know his name, but he is someone to consider and remember. For many years,…

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Jewish News cover reading "Remember Us! Give to the war chest"

The Holocaust Unfolds

A new exhibit at the HMC highlights the important role played by the Detroit Jewish News in delivering war news to Detroiters. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where newspaper history and highlights open up to the public, a place is held by the Detroit Jewish News. An issue from the 1940s, accessible in an…

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The Jewish News Rosh Hashanah shofar issue from 1944.

Looking Back At Rosh Hashanah

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archives of Jewish Detroit History With Rosh Hashanah just days away, I thought I would do a bit of research into the Davidson Digital Archives to see how the holiday was covered over the years by the JN and the Jewish Chronicle. The answer is that there was a…

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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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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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