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Posts Tagged ‘women’

Looking Back At Women In Politics

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Mike Smith Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist Well, the 2018 elections are over. We can now enjoy the lack of political advertisements on our televisions and radios and, the best part, no more robocalls! One of the most interesting and historic aspects of the…

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Temple Israel women’s mission participants at the gates of Auschwitz.

On Redemption

Temple Israel women’s mission to Eastern Europe spurs reflections, connection. Rabbis Jen Kaluzny and Jen Lader Special to the Jewish News Several weeks ago, we stood at the waters of Birkenau and said Kaddish next to a pond where the ashes of a half-million of our people were cast away. Then we found redemption in…

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After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards

Making Trouble

Activist Cecile Richards urges women to take action and fight for progress. Above: Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards Photo by Barbara Lewis More than half of the registered voters in the U.S. are women, more than half of all college students are women, and women account for nearly half the workforce. And, if Cecile…

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Four women pose before sunset with some birds. They stand with their hands above their heads, jump up with arms and legs outspread, whisper a secret, and stand tall with their arms on their hips.

Esteemed Women

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic honors women who make a difference. Each year, the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, which provides healthcare to vulnerable community members, hosts the Esteemed Women of Michigan event to honor women who have excelled at improving Michigan communities. This year’s event is presented by United Shore and will…

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Letters – October 4, 2018

Girls Have the Right to Say No My family and I read with great sadness the story of Ethan Bean’s too-short life (Sept. 13, page 10). We are immeasurably thankful to his family for sharing his story and his struggle with the community, and I am certain that their bravery will help others and save…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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illness memoirs, “Sick” and “Ask Me About My Uterus”

Women In Pain: “Sick” And “Ask Me About My Uterus”

This month, I am presenting you with a two-fer. I traveled a lot in the last two months and had the opportunity to catch up on, what is to me, pleasure reading. As someone with multiple chronic illnesses (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), I devour illness memoirs. I know this may not be the genre of…

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Commentary: Religious Liberty – It’s Not Only For Christians

In mere moments — in a speech given at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the Trump administration’s commitment to religious liberty. On July 30, Sessions made an announcement that would further electrify right-wing evangelicals in this country — the creation of a…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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