Posts Tagged ‘tradition’

Reboot Creative Director Francine Hermelin Levite speaks with people at Detroit’s Jewish Food Festival.

Reboot!

Check out 10Q to stay reflective this holiday. When the sun sets on Rosh Hashanah, many of us will have spent one or two days in reflective prayer and contemplation of the year to come. Traditionally, Jews are expected to spend the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Ten Days of Awe…

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Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh

Coming Home

Martin Kohn Special to the Jewish News Temple Emanu-El welcomes native son as new rabbi. If there is any truth to the old Yiddish saying about how we make plans and God laughs, then the Almighty has had at least a couple of good chuckles with Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. One occurred “pretty close to the…

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Marc Sussman makes these round, braided raisin challahs and puts ramekins in the middle for honey for Rosh Hashanah.

Nothing Better!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Home-baked challah for Rosh Hashanah — and year-round. Ask Gene Schramm when he started making challah and he replies, unhelpfully, “At least a year ago.” His wife, Dr. Mintzi Schramm, clarifies that he took up challah baking when he retired as a professor of linguistics and Semitics at the University of…

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. AGATHA A. NITECKA / BLEECKER STREET

Disobedience

Above: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. Orthodox lovers shake things up. Steamy lesbian sex. That explains part of the buzz behind the new film Disobedience, in which Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play lovers reunited after many years. Such a display has generated interest in a film before, but it might be the…

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The introduction of giving tzedakah (charity): Each family member who cuts the hair gives the child money to put into his tzedakah box.

Ami’s Upsherin

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish news 3-year-old marks birthday with Jewish tradition. Although they are not religious, Etai and Caroline Goldenberg love Jewish traditions, customs and celebrations. This Lag b’Omer, they marked their son, Ami’s (Amichai Barak Goldenberg) third birthday with an upsherin. Ami’s upsherin took place at an Israeli-style Lag b’Omer celebration…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Rollicking & Rebellious

The Grammy-winning Klezmatics bring their high-energy music to Detroit to help celebrate the JN’s 75th anniversary. The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” And Time Out New York knows what it’s talking about. More than three decades…

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Jacob Allen hosted a OneTable Friday night dinner.

Detroit Welcomes OneTable

A new way for millennials to make Shabbat dinner a part of their lives. More than the Jewish people have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jewish people.” This sentiment, penned by writer and early secular Zionist Ahad Ha’am, in many ways expressed his view that the Jewish people, more than a political state, needed…

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