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Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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Law Of Giving And Hospitality. Middle Eastern traditional dinner. Authentic arab cuisine. Meze party food. Top view, flat lay, overhead

The Journey Within – The Law Of Giving And Hospitality

This law turns us outward to our environment. Before, everything was about looking inward to grow and learn. Now, we turn outward toward others. The law basically is fulfilled when we walk the talk and, at the same, serve the greater good of humanity. How we do that is totally up to us.  The important…

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Harold and Penny Blumenstein display a 1933 photo of his parents, Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein — hardworking European immigrants who built a loving family life in Metro Detroit./Credit: Dena Borsand

A Beacon Of Jewish Wisdom

Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center has high expectations. It began as a modest effort to expand the Jewish footprint in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area — but it has the potential of becoming an educational gem for the entire Metro Detroit Jewish community. The new Hyman and Sonia Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center, 36300 Woodward Ave., a half-mile north…

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An overflow crowd listen to Rabbi Muller speak at the June 28 dedication ceremony of the Blumenstein Jewish Learning Center. /Credit: Dena Borsand

Quest For Kindness

Rabbi’s lifework is teaching us how to love and respect each other. Twenty years ago, Rabbi Tzvi Muller, then a yeshivah student in Israel, had a chance encounter on a Jerusalem street that shook up his Jewish conceptions — and forever altered the course of his life. This one brief conversation with a random stranger…

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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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The Laws Of Impurity. Torah Portion. Parshat Tazora/Metzora: Leviticus 12:1-15:33; II Kings 7:3-20.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Laws Of Impurity

Parshat Tazora/Metzora: Leviticus 12:1-15:33; II Kings 7:3-20. As we open the Torah this week, we find ourselves reading the double portion of Tazria-Metzora. As the natural continuation of last week’s animal purity laws, Tazria-Metzora continues describing the laws of impurity for humans and our surroundings and then provides the path toward a return to a…

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Little girl choosing dresses in white bedroom. Child watching mirror reflection holding pink dress choosing outfit. Girls nursery. Shopping clothing for kids. Dressing room interior for children.

Dress-Up Dilemma

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us. Dear Debra, Whenever a friend’s daughter visits, she asks if she can try on our daughter’s clothes. This isn’t playing with our dress-up clothes, but actually going into our daughter’s closet and chest of drawers and taking things out to put on. It’s bizarre, yes?  I have told her no…

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