Posts Tagged ‘Jewish life’

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A Hot Take On Lashon Hara

Stefani Chudnow We’ve been to family dinners with loud, controversial discussions. We read comments from trolls on the Internet and replies to those comments. We hang out with friends and complain about our lives as if everything is terrible just for a moment. But what do these three activities have in common? Chances are, while…

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The Language of Astrology

Noa Granot About a year ago, I found out that astrology is much, much more than some silly horoscope that you read in women’s magazines that tells you whether today’s astrological forecast will have you on an adventurous shopping spree with your girlfriends tonight, or alone, taking a hot bubble bath by vanilla-scented candlelight. Astrology…

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High School Writing Competition

From the JN Staff The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University is holding its fourth annual High School Writing Competition. It is open to ninth through twelfth grade students in the Metro Detroit area, who will have a chance to win a $500 cash prize, and $100 prizes for honorable mentions, for…

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Social Media and Tikkun Olam

Stefani Chudnow I’m not here to talk in depth about how social media and the internet has changed our society in every conceivable way. We already know how prevalent social media has become in the way we communicate with one another on a daily basis and accomplish basic tasks like grocery shopping or applying for…

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Hope in Light of Sorrow

Stefani Chudnow A few months ago, I set out to write my Detroit Jewish News blog to talk about issues and topics I was directly involved or interested in. I knew I wanted to write about representation in the media as well as various facets of young Jewish life, like the Birthright trip. I’d love…

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Guest Column: Are We Giving Our Children a Religion of Fear?

Aaron Starr Recently, synagogue sanctuaries around the community and across the country were full as a response to the horrible tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. It was the right response to the shooting that injured us all. It was an appropriate reaction to the murders of our brothers and sisters, to the shattering of Tree…

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Online Chanukah Shopping to Benefit Hillel

Winter is coming! So, let the Chanukah shopping begin! On Nov. 9, the MSU Hillel-HCAM Online Auction goes live. With a catalogue of more than 200 items and unique experiences, gift giving is just a click away. Support of the auction impacts more than 5,000 Jewish students at MSU and on the 10 HCAM campuses…

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Opportunity for High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Bronfman Fellowship, which selects 26 outstanding North American teenagers for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free five-week trip to Israel in the summer between the Fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to…

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When I Couldn’t Decide What to Write About

It’s almost 1 a.m. in Israel and I am determined to write another JN blog post on holistic health! And yet, I am completely overwhelmed by all the different topics I could write about. So far, we’ve explored the nature of stress and your autonomic nervous system, the five elements and their relationship to the…

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