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Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, May 26, 2016

Posted on May 26, 2016, 8:48 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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In the May 12 issue of the JN, I read Robert Sklar’s article “Freedom Sunday Rewind” with great interest. Sklar tells the story of the massive December 1987 demonstration of American Jews on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As he points out, the event was covered by the JN that year, and reports can …
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Mixmaster: Meet a local Jewish DJ at the Movement Festival

Posted on May 25, 2016, 8:53 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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A local DJ joins the lineup at the Movement Festival — an annual celebration of techno music in the city of its birth. Chuck Daniels, born Charles Daniel Bletstein, is extremely proud of his heritage — even if he did choose a less Semitic-sounding alias when playing and producing dance music. “We have to market…



Extermination — By Edict

Posted on May 24, 2016, 8:42 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Surviving Herero tribesmen after escaping German executioners through the arid desert in German Southwest Africa (circa 1907)

Pre-Nazi Germany’s African genocide was a preview of the Holocaust. This report is excerpted from an extensive investigation by author and human rights writer Edwin Black. An expanded version can be read online at bit.ly/24u1u9y. The author’s website is www.edwinblack.com. In recent years, too many in the African American community have expressed a disconnect to …
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Jewfro: See You When I See You

Posted on May 19, 2016, 8:40 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

By Ben Falik

Here are three premises and seven invitations for your consideration: Negative energy swirls around and separates us. It is not clear to me whether it is a function of contemporary politics, technology, segregation, stratification, etc. — or just a modern manifestation of people’s tendency toward a life Thomas Hobbes described 365 years ago as “solitary, …
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Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History: May 19, 2016

Posted on May 19, 2016, 7:50 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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I often tell readers that, “while cruising or surfing or researching” the pages of the JN and Jewish Chronicle in the William Davidson Digital Archives, I discover fascinating stories. Indeed, that is my pleasure. This week, I discovered a story from the Oct. 10, 1989, issue of the JN that brought-up a cherished personal memory: …
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Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, May 12, 2016

Posted on May 13, 2016, 11:34 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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The hottest ticket on Broadway these days is the hip-hop musical Hamilton, starring its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical was inspired by a scholarly work, the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Already the winner of numerous accolades and awards, Hamilton has a record 16 Tony nominations this year. It is a smash-hit, …
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