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Freedom to Hate

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I am only 25-years-old and have already witnessed a lot of hatred and intolerance in my life. As a byproduct of living in a technology-driven society, this hatred has consumed social media websites and even surpasses the hatred I’ve observed during my military service in Israel. Unlike witnessing hatred directly with acts of aggression or …
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Israel Solidarity

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With summer travel and programs in full swing, Detroiters are experiencing the country at war. Sammi Fine of West Bloomfield is in Tel Aviv. Israel at war. It’s happened before and it will likely happen again, but when war coincides with your family visit, Birthright trip, a teen program or study abroad in Israel, the…

Fixing The Deficit

Posted on July 9, 2014, 10:07 PM . Filed in featured. Tagged . Be the first to comment!


JCC losses “worse than projected,” says oversight committee. After months of due diligence, the Jewish Community Center’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC), tasked with taking an extensive look into the JCC’s financial challenges, presented its analysis to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and United Jewish Foundation boards of directors at a combined meeting on June…

Meet The Mohelim

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These six Detroiters talk about performing the mitzvah of brit milah. It’s a boy! Once you catch your breath and notify your families, who ya gonna call? Probably the mhel, the person responsible for conducting the ritual circumcision ceremony. The brit milah (literally “covenant of circumcision,” commonly called “bris” by ashkenazi Jews) is probably the…

Jewish Vegetarians

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Health and ethical reasons draw locals to meet free diet Gary and Melissa LaKind are raising Shay, 4, as a vegan, he loves fruits and vegetables Americans are paying more attention to their diets these days. With plentiful products on supermarket shelves, it’s easier to go gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free and organic. Some are pursuing these…

Rebbe Moments

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20 Years After his death the lubavitch legacy lives on I am one of many thousands of people from all walks of life who were privileged to have had a personal encounter with the Rebbe. My First personal audience was a few months before my third birthday, during which the Rebbe gifted me with a…


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6-25-14 Israel’s President-elect Reuven Rivlin paid a surprise visit to the Jewish Media Summit during its last plenary session. He spoke first about his long family ties to Jerusalem, where his family moved in 1809 because its patriarch said it is the city is where the Messiah will return. A seventh-generation Jerusalemite, he proudly declared…

It Takes a Village

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Aging in place movement Makes strides in suburban Detroit Placed on the wall in Shari Smith’s Office is a poster about how to build community. That’s what she does every day as a director of the Village in the Woods, the first Oakland County organized “village” that is part of a growing national movement to…

Heart & Soul

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FARBER SOUL CENTER Will give art, food service experience To students with special needs For almst 20 years Friendship Circle of Michigan has blazed the trail for children with special needs and their families with innovative social and educational programs made possible by a dedicated core staff and a volunteer corps of more than 1,000…

Aquatic Gem

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Jewish contributors founded and are sustaining the historic Belle Isle Aquarium. There’s something fishy about Detroit’s Jewish History. Detroit’s Belle Isle Aquarium was concieved by a Jewish Detroiter, David Heineman, and designed by another, Albert Kahn. Now a suburban Jewish woman has spearheaded a volunteer effort to revitalize the century old aquatic Museum. Jennifer Boardman…

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