Posts Tagged ‘Wandering Jew’

Parshat Pinchas on our inheritance of Israel

Weekly Torah Portion – The Blessings Of Birthright

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:10-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. No matter how far a Jew may wander, each of us remains deeply connected to the Land of Israel. Geography notwithstanding, the Jew is in Israel and Israel is within the Jew. What ties us so deeply to the Holy Land? In Parshat Pinchas, we read of three factors…

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Challenging Preconceptions

Let’s play word association. I’ll start. “Muslim-American Abdul El-Sayed.” What immediately comes to mind? Given the prevailing anti-immigrant, Islamophobic sentiment in this nation, I imagine it’s not the term “Governor.” However, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is not only running for governor of Michigan, but he is also exceedingly qualified to hold the office. Dr. El-Sayed is…

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The Future Of Jewish Detroit

In last month’s column, I claimed I found the future of Jewish Detroit, but did not reveal what it was. Curious? Since my homecoming, I overheard many a lament for the closing of the Oak Park JCC, relocating what is arguably the fulcrum of Jewish life forever to West Bloomfield. My own family was one…

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the wandering jew – Joshua Lewis Berg

Back After Almost 30 Years … I’ve found the future of Jewish Detroit Let’s start with a little backstory. “Detroit” is the answer I always give when asked where I’m from. Maybe I imagine claiming, for a fleeting moment, vicariously but completely undeserved, a romanticized “street cred,” conjured up by its reputation as a tough…

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the wandering jew … Nice To Meet You!

There’s an old Jewish saying, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder … and your Jewish mother work harder to bring you home.” Well, she finally succeeded and I’m back. Now I begin the work of dispelling the “fake news” built up from 25 years of nachas shepping by my mother in my absence. I fully…

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