Posts Tagged ‘rabbis’

Metro Detroit Rabbis Host “Shabbat Together” on Feb. 8

The area’s youngest rabbis collaborate on innovative Shabbat experience geared toward young adults. By Stacy Gittleman, Contributing Writer In ongoing efforts to bring sparks of connection to a post-affiliation generation, Detroit’s youngest rabbis will hold “Shabbat Together,” an innovative Shabbat experience with guitars, singing and a farm-to-table dinner, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Jam…

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Bloomfield Hills High School exterior showing brick and glass building and raised American flag

Hate Speech

Bloomfield Hills High School looks at restorative methods to heal its culture. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer Since the start of the school year, the taunts about being Jewish among ninth-graders in Bloomfield Hills High School occur at such a frequent basis that no one thought to report them. This is how one Jewish student, who…

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Irene Slobin

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Irene Slobin

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Irene Slobin (Also a Matchmaker!) This month, the JN features an older, eligible single in the community: Irene Slobin. She has been connecting couples for more than 50 years through her professional matchmaking service, Irene’s Matchmaking. How did you get into matchmaking? IS: The…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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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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suspended tree in Jaffa, Israel from Blogs From Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Final Thoughts

I’m writing this from the plane on our way to New York. It’s an 11 hour flight and we have about 3 hours to go. It’s dark, quiet and just about everyone is asleep. It’s 2 a.m. in New York, 9 a.m. Israel time and, for me, I’m on ‘Discombobulated Time’. Not quite sure what…

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