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Mogul and Mentsh: A. Alfred Taubman 1924-2015

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A. Alfred Taubman

A legacy of accomplishment and abundant generosity. A. Alfred Taubman was an extraordinary entrepreneur whose remarkable vision and exceptional business acumen revolutionized the realm of retail shopping. He was also a passionate Zionist and staunch supporter of Jewish life and causes in Israel and throughout the world. Locally, he was a dedicated community benefactor whose…

Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News, April 23, 2015

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With Pesach now past and Shavuot on the horizon, here’s an interesting tidbit of information about this feast of unleavened bread happening where you might not expect a Pesach seder to take place. A plane; a submarine? No! The correct answer is in a Michigan prison! In March 1942, the Detroit Jewish News published an …
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Learning From Israeli Success

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Members of the Entrepreneur Mission visit with students at an international boarding school started by an Israeli entrepreneur.

Detroit entrepreneurs seek to emulate Israel’s “Startup Nation.” Twenty Detroit entrepreneurs sat around the conference table of one of Israel’s most noted venture funds, Jerusalem Venture Partners. It was the 78th hour of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s inaugural Entrepreneur Mission to Israel. Local restaurant mogul Zach Sklar asked the question of the week:…

Quick Click: Vignettes From The JN Archives, April 16, 2015

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The Detroit Jewish News Archives holds some fascinating stories, to say the least. While working with the archives last week, I ran across a story about a military hero that you may not have heard of, but is someone you may know. As the U.S Army, along with its British and Canadian allies, began closing …
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Flying High

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Ilya and Michael Khakham

Dreams do come true for this father-son duo. All his life, 61-year-old Ilya Khakham dreamed of flying. Today, in America — at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, to be precise — those dreams have become a reality. But the native of Moldova, who came to Michigan in 1990 with his wife, Nina, and two…

Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News Archives, April 9, 2015

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This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day in the United States is April 16. This is different from the International Holocaust Memorial Day of Jan. 27, as established by the United Nations. While not a federal holidayin 1979, Congress passed a joint resolution to establish the “Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.” They chose April …
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Quick Clicks: Vignettes from the Jewish News Archives, April 2, 2015

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Who is the most influential Jew in history? That is, of course, a most debatable question. This month marks 136 years since the birth of one person who is a candidate for the title; especially since his work affects all of us on the planet today: Albert Einstein. Einstein was born March 14, 1879, in …
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Seeing Stars

Posted on March 27, 2015, 1:19 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Comments are closed.

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Temple Israel fourth-graders’ art adorns Holocaust Memorial Center. Combine a fun art project for kids with a chance to create Jewish community awareness, and you get some real stars from the effort. This applies to both the 120 fourth-grade students at Temple Israel’s Tyner Religious School and their art project, four 4-foot-by-4-foot mosaic-inspired Stars of …
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The Detroit Jewish News is a pro-Zionist newspaper that has been serving Metro Detroit’s Jewish community since 1942 with news and opinion that’s engaging, educational, enjoyable and unique.  We strive to reflect a full range of diverse viewpoints while also advocating positions that strengthen Jewish unity and continuity. From stories on local Jewish business owners, philanthropists and …
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