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Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the interfaith service at Beth Shalom in Oak Park.

Joining Together

Interfaith vigils offer support amidst violence and hatred in Pittsburgh. JN Staff Reports Several vigils for the Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims held last week were gatherings of people of many faiths, all saddened by the show of hatred in Pittsburgh. Above: Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the…

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Tsippi Gross models her designs.

Style Tribe

Judith Solomon Special to the Jewish News | Photography by Paul Primeau Need a new outfit for the holidays — or every day? A local mom has created a brand of chic modest and nursing-friendly pieces. Tsippi Gross thought that a paucity of stylish yet accommodating clothing existed for women wanting “modesty” — both nursing…

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One of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon is said to be dated to the time of Buddha. It is covered with tons of glistening gold and its spire is adorned with thousands of sparkling diamonds. Built on a small hill, the Shwedagon dominates the entire city. It seems to overlook everything and explain everything about Burma.

The Land Of The Golden Pagodas

Irene Shaland Special to the Jewish News PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alex Shaland Myanmar through the eyes of a Jewish traveler. The road to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is definitely less traveled, even for a seasoned globetrotter. But if you venture along with your eyes and heart wide open, the country embraces and woos you with…

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Honey with apple for Rosh Hashana, jewish New Year. Selective focus. community

Guest Column: Rosh Hashanah Greetings

The High Holidays are my favorite time of year because they are a time of coming together as a community. In fact, many Jewish laws and traditions focus upon not being alone and upon coming together. In prayer, birth, marriage, even after death as our body awaits burial, Jewish life compels us to be in the…

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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Rashida Tlaib

Endorsement Withdrawn

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor J Street rescinds its approval of Detroit congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib. J Street withdrew its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 13th District running unopposed in the November election, who is expected to be the first Palestinian-American Muslim woman in Congress. J Street’s decision came after…

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Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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woman in burka

Essay: The Woman In The Burka

She wore a full-length burka, the kind with just a tiny slit across the eyes. Holding a stroller with both hands, with three small children and her husband beside her, she patiently waited in line for her family’s turn to get on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Around her, loud carnival music was blaring amidst bright lights,…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Israel

Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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