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Quick Click: From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History

Posted on July 29, 2016, 11:35 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Be the first to comment!

Our intrepid columnist Danny Raskin has been writing for the JN for nearly 75 years. Indeed, his column appeared in the first issue of the JN in March 1942, and he has been a mainstay ever since. But, until yesterday, when Arthur Horwitz discovered a story in the William Davidson Digital Archives, we did not …
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‘All Lives Matter’: Detroiters react to violence involving black men and police.

Posted on July 29, 2016, 11:19 AM . Filed in Community. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

Members of the Jewish community were saddened and concerned by recent events involving black men and law enforcement officers — the killings by police of black men stopped for minor offenses followed by the murder of white police officers by skilled black marksmen in Dallas and Baton Rouge. “We are tired of the violence,” said …
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Cooperation & Conflict: Changing relationships for Detroit’s African Americans and Jews.

Posted on July 28, 2016, 5:59 PM . Filed in featured. Tagged , , , , . Be the first to comment!

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Riots, looting and destruction in Detroit (in 1943 and 1967), jobs, housing and white flight, solidarity, the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for equality are among the complex issues that have united and divided Detroit’s African American and Jewish communities over the last 50-plus years. Strong friendships and bridges between the communities remain, but …
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Tutor’s Motto Is ‘Every Child Can Have A Bar Or Bat Mitzvah’

Posted on July 22, 2016, 10:06 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . 1 Comment.

Marcel Cohen

One of the most iconic celebrations in Judaism is the bar or bat mitzvah, where a youngster takes on the responsibilities of adulthood and proclaims before an audience of family and friends that he or she is ready to become a functioning member of the greater community within the Jewish faith. As a teacher, Marcel …
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Mediation Lawyer Helps Couples During Divorce

Posted on July 22, 2016, 8:02 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Attorney Barbara Smith

Until death do us part. Though a familiar phrase, its concept is one not adhered to in Judaism.  In fact, if there is irreconcilable dissention between marital partners, Jews are allowed to dissolve the relationship rather than stay in a loveless marriage. Even with this affirmation, divorce is never an easy solution. At best, spouses …
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Fressing with Fishman: Return Of A Classic

Posted on July 21, 2016, 11:57 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

GreenSpace Cafe is now open for lunch.

Capitol Park’s the Albert, a luxury apartment building, will help resurrect Detroit’s La Lanterna later this year, with Edoardo Barbieri’s grandson Edward, his wife, Suzie, and sisters Ann Kolinski and Alicia Topolinski prepared to reopen in the same neighborhood where their family opened its first restaurant in 1956. A fall debut is planned for a …
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Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, July 21, 2016

Posted on July 21, 2016, 9:47 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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Yesterday, I was honored to attend a partners meeting at one of the most innovative businesses in America: Zingerman’s Deli. Noting that Ann Arbor lacked a good Jewish deli, in 1982, Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw opened Zingerman’s. They began serving a lot of good old-fashioned Jewish dishes such as knishes, blintzes, chicken soup, chopped …
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Groove Is In The Heart: Catch Up With Jon Liebman

Posted on July 21, 2016, 7:41 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

Jon Liebman has spent his life following his passion for music — and would-be musicians are about to benefit from it even more. He’s performed around the world with famous musicians and groups, including Cleo Laine, Eartha Kitt, Julio Iglesias, the Ink Spots and the Fifth Dimension. He’s played in the pit for Broadway musicals,…


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