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The ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. Photo Credit: Shavei Israel

74th Anniversary Of Liquidation Of Lodz Ghetto Commemorated In Poland

The Polish city of Lodz, its local Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization today held a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. The events began with a prayer at the city’s Jewish cemetery, followed by a memorial march culminating at Radegast Station, where the official ceremonies took…

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Larry Bacow/courtesy Harvard University

Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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The Windsor JCC sponsored a trip to Israel in the 1970s.

Windsor Jewish Reunion

Windsor Jews old and new are invited to “come home” for October gala. Something to ponder: What’s the first foreign city south of Detroit? No, it’s not a trick question. It’s Windsor! And this Canadian metropolis, which enjoys a close relationship with the Motor City, both logistically and emotionally, and boasts a 140-year-old Jewish community,…

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Chris Harrison, one of many Jews of Color

Jews Of Color

Converting to Judaism is the best decision I’ve made in my entire life. It has given me the chance to connect to my Jewish heritage that was unfortunately quelled due to American Christian hegemony. It has provided me with a path of righteous love, a rich and endless depth of wisdom and insight, and a…

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Israeli Jewish State flag

Opinion – Counterpoint: IfNotNow Presents Greater Problem

Editor’s Note: Last week, the JN ran a story “Standing With Israel” (page 17, May 3) about a protest the group IfNotNow held at Hillel Day School on April 19. We asked two community members to share their thoughts on this relatively new group. We believe this topic is relevant to our readers and the…

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