Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Jewish GI members smile for the camera in World War II photo

GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II

Filmmaker brings documentary to U-M campus. Documentary filmmaker Lisa Ades will be on the University of Michigan campus 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the U-M Museum of Art Auditorium for a screening of her latest work, GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II. The film, based on Frederick G.L. Huetwell and Professor Deborah…

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Sarah Levy-Tanai

Sarah Levy-Tanai Passes Away

October 3, 2005 Sarah Levy-Tanai, one of Israel’s foremost choreographers and contributors to Israeli cultural life passes away at the age of 95. Sarah was born in Jerusalem in 1910 or 1911 (She was never sure of her exact birth date) to Yemenite parents. During a typhus epidemic during World War I, all of her…

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Major General Israel Tal

Major General Israel Tal Passes Away

Center for Israel Education September 8, 2010 Major General Israel Tal passes away at the age of 85. Tal is best known for being the head of the 1970 committee which designed and developed the Merkava tank. By the early 1960’s Israel found a need to develop its own weaponry in order to become less…

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Jaclyn Nagel plants a kiss on Mr. Peanut.

Peanut Patrol

Lily Grier Special to the Jewish News Jewish Detroiters take to the road in the NUTmobile. In spring 2017, during her senior year at the University of Michigan, Jaclyn Nagel found herself sitting in an informational session for a position at Planters, one that would entail spending a year on the road in the NUTmobile,…

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Detroit Jewish News March 27, 1942 issue featuring Boyer’s Haunted Shacks advertisements for radios.

Radio History – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

There was a very interesting advertisement in the March 27, 1942, issue of the JN — the paper’s very first issue. The ad was about the great selection of portable radios offered by “Boyer’s Haunted Shacks.” First, the technology of the day is interesting. According to Zenith Electronics company history, a historic maker of radios…

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100th birthday. birthdays

Cheers To 100 Years

B’nai Moshe to celebrate members’ big birthdays. Most weekday evenings and Shabbat mornings, Congregation B’nai Moshe can count on Hyman Fox of West Bloomfield and Zoli Rubin of Walled Lake to help make a minyan. This summer, as the two reach the milestone of turning 100 years old, B’nai Moshe has planned a party for…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle May 27, 1932 Jewish baseball player Isadore “Izzy” Goldstein

Jewish Baseball – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

It’s summer now and the baseball season is well under way. The roster of our beloved home team, the Detroit Tigers, is much different from last year. Jewish second baseman Ian Kinsler was traded over the winter and, soon after last year’s season concluded, the Tigers’ Jewish manager, Brad Ausmus, was fired. This is a…

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Detroit Jewish News June 16, 1944 edition put out during World War II

World War II – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Recently, Arthur Horwitz, executive editor/publisher of the JN, told me about a note he received from Eugene Driker, who found an obituary in the Davidson Digital Archives for his cousin, who died during the Anzio invasion of Italy in May 1944. This was a fierce battle. Although he was a child at the time, Driker…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle April 7, 1916 beer ads beer ad for Goebels Beer.

Beer Ads – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

While writing about the JN from 1942-43 over the past year, several times I referred to fascinating advertisements from Schmidt’s Beer, the beer that (per its ads) contributed so mightily to the effort to win World War II. I guess I miss writing about Schmidt’s beer ads, so this week, I decided to see just…

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After graduate school, Beverly Kent went off to discover Israel, which was born the same year as she was.

Israel@70: Ties That Bind

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] A Detroiter born in 1948 charts her close relationship with Israel’s growth. I was a post-World War II baby, born in 1948. This spring, I celebrated my 70th birthday; so did the State of Israel. As I was growing up in Northwest Detroit, my mother, Jennie Levin Kent, made sure our joint destiny…

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