Posts Tagged ‘Quick Click’

Detroit Jewish Chronicle May 27, 1932 Jewish baseball player Isadore “Izzy” Goldstein

Jewish Baseball – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

It’s summer now and the baseball season is well under way. The roster of our beloved home team, the Detroit Tigers, is much different from last year. Jewish second baseman Ian Kinsler was traded over the winter and, soon after last year’s season concluded, the Tigers’ Jewish manager, Brad Ausmus, was fired. This is a…

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clipping from the DJN 07/29/1994 paper.

Wayne State University – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

OK — all readers who have degrees from Wayne State University raise your hands! I’ll bet there are lots of hands in the air now, including my own. I earned a master’s degree in history from Wayne in 1987. Indeed, there are thousands of Wayne State graduates around the world. I was reminded of this…

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Quick Click From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive, Dec. 8, 2016

When cruising the Davidson Digital Archive, I sometimes run across a certain story that evokes personal memories. Such is the case this week, when I read the Nov. 14, 1980, issue of the JN. I found an advertisement with photos of two friends of mine: Doug Fraser and Irv Bluestone. I was especially close to…

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Quick Click From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive, December 1, 2016

One always wonders if there has been real progress in the world. I would argue, yes, we have made real progress. Think of the advances in medicine or telecommunications or the fact that there has been a State of Israel for nearly 70 years or that women have been able to vote since 1920. These…

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Quick Click from the DJA Davidson Digital Archives, Nov. 24, 2016

Two Sundays ago, an interesting thing happened for the most historically oppressed (depressed?) group I know of: fans of the Detroit Lions football team. Oh, how we — young and old, men and women — have suffered! But, on Nov. 13, without playing a game, the Lions moved into first place, and our hopes were…

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Quick Click From The DJN Davidson Digital Archive, Nov. 17, 2016

It’s Election Day as I write this. I have already voted, and I thought it would be appropriate to explore some political history from the Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History. I did, and I found an interesting story about the U.S. Senate. It was reported in the Nov. 13, 1992, issue of the…

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Quick Click From the Davidson Digital Archive, Nov. 10, 2016

Reading the Detroit Free Press last week, once again I saw an advertisement for one of Detroit’s long-standing retail businesses: Henry the Hatter.      So, I went into the William Davidson Digital Archive to see what I could find on this legendary enterprise. For starters, there were 254 entries for Henry the Hatter.     The…

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Quick Click From The Davidson Digital Archive, Nov. 3, 2016

The William Davidson Digital Archive is full of stories about remarkable members of Detroit’s Jewish community. Sure, there are plenty of stories about local and world events, as well as reports about entertainment and restaurants, and also many bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and graduations, to name a few topics. But, it is the stories about people…

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Quick Click from the Davidson Digital Archive, Oct. 27, 2016

As an avid reader of the Jewish News, as well as a cruiser of the Davidson Digital Archive, I have read quite a few stories about a certain organization in Metro Detroit: Yad Ezra. For the past 26 years, this food pantry has provided kosher food for those who are hungry in our community. I…

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