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Participants last year at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Food, Glorious Food

The third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival gears up to be the best yet. Everybody eats. Food is the common denominator that brings people together — from the dinner table to restaurants and occasionally to food festivals. People gather wherever good food is to be found. There will likely be good food in abundance at…

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Hungry Harvest zero food waste

Hungry Harvest

Rob Streit JN Intern Company rescues ugly fruits and veggies from going to waste. Community-supported agriculture has grown in popularity in recent years. CSAs as they are called, provide consumers the chance to buy a “farm share” and, in return, the farm provides a box of produce each week. But Hungry Harvest takes the idea…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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Rabbi Ariana Silverman speaks at the June 21 event about the Farm Bill.

Hungry For Justice

Rob Streit JN Intern Faith leaders meet to voice support for SNAP benefits. People have a right to eat. That was what an interfaith group of spiritual leaders who met at Greater Baptist Church in Detroit on June 14 said, as they called on Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to support SNAP benefits in the Farm…

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photo from book Do Not Photograph of the Chasidic community in Jerusalem.

Do Not Photograph

Rob Streit JN Intern Photographer Joshua Haruni documents everyday life in a Chasidic community in Israel. The cloistered world of Chasidic Judaism is one that seems inaccessible to the uninitiated. The sect is steeped in tradition and maintains strict adherence to its tenets. Outsiders are rarely — if ever — afforded a glimpse into its…

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Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan stands on a Byzantine mosaic floor uncovered in Beit Shemesh.

Can You Dig It?

Rob Streit JN Intern Former Detroiter follows his passion to an archaeology post in Israel. Benyamin Storchan says he feels like an Israeli who was mistakenly born in America. The 34-year-old Michigan native realized this during his first visit to Israel at age 16 while he was on a Jewish Federation teen mission. “I felt…

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Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans Now Kosher

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Jewish-owned mortgage company adopts halachic technicality. Quicken Loans, principally owned by Dan Gilbert, the Jewish owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is now kosher for Orthodox borrowers. The company, which also owns the online mortgage agency Rocket Mortgage, announced Friday, June 8, that it had adopted what is known as a heter…

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Feeding Those In Need

Rob Streit JN Intern West Bloomfield boy raises nearly $20,000 for Forgotten Harvest. Most bar and bat mitzvah youth are rewarded after a long journey of study with a large celebration. Lavish dinners, banquet halls filled with friends, family and well-wishers are the norm. Guests typically choose to show their affection for the bar or…

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summer reading, summer books. book. read. what to read

Soak It Up!

The JN’s annual compendium of what to read this summer — from poolside page-turners to substantial thinkers. FICTION Israeli author Nir Hezroni continues the story of former Israeli secret service operative Agent 10483 in the thriller Last Instructions (St. Martin’s Press). In Memento Park (Farrar Straus Giroux), Mark Sarvas tells the story of a second-generation…

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