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Flavors Of Rosh Hashanah: Jews Of The World Follow Different Food Customs

Posted on September 29, 2016, 11:57 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Finished ma’amoul cookies

In conversation with another Talmudic sage, the sage Abaye (who lived about 1,700 years ago) observed: “Since you say that symbols matter, people should become accustomed on Rosh Hashanah to seeing squash, black-eyed peas, leeks, beets, and dates” (Horayot 12a). Another version of the text says “people should become accustomed to eating” those foods (Keritot…

Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Sept. 29, 2016

Posted on September 29, 2016, 8:05 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!


Two weeks ago, the Detroit Jewish News Foundation debuted its new website. This was the first revision of the website since it was launched in November 2013. The mainstay of is still the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, but keep your eye on the “Special Features” tab. We’ll soon be adding …
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No Topic Is Off Limits For The Michigan Department Of Civil Rights Chief

Posted on September 28, 2016, 1:54 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!


Reinvent yourself every seven years —that’s the philosophy of Dr. Agustin “Augie” V. Arbulu, executive director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). “When you change your course or career periodically it keeps you energized and at the top of your game because you bring all of your past experiences together to your new …
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Birmingham Rabbi Preaches Kindness — And People Respond In Kind

Posted on September 28, 2016, 12:43 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Rabbi Tzvi Muller of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chai Center

With an eagle-eye focus on kindness, Rabbi Tzvi Muller is leading a small, one-of-a kind congregation in the Birmingham-Bloomfield Hills area into a bright future. Muller, rabbi of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center (BBCC, or simply “the Chai Center”), says his vision of treating fellow people with respect and dignity follows that of the great sage…

Beauty At Any Age: Cosmetic Procedures Stigma Loses Its Sting

Posted on September 28, 2016, 11:12 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Dr. Mark Berkowitz examines a patient.

The face of cosmetic surgery is changing as patients become more willing to share their experiences, and new, more effective and less invasive procedures are developed. Dr. Mark Berkowitz, cosmetic surgeon and owner of Accents Cosmetic Surgery in Sterling Heights and, most recently, West Bloomfield, said the stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery that may have prompted …
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Rabbinic Greetings For 5777 From New Metro Detroit Rabbis

Posted on September 28, 2016, 10:57 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!


This Rosh Hashanah, which begins the evening of Sunday, Oct. 2, Detroit’s Jewish community is fortunate to have new voices to hear from in six pulpits. We’ve asked each of these spiritual leaders to offer some thoughts for the New Year. Change /Repetition Anne Frank once wrote, “How noble and good everyone could be if…

Local Rabbi To Lead Services At Late Father’s Synagogue

Posted on September 27, 2016, 10:52 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Be the first to comment!

Rabbi Harry Nelson with son, David

David Nelson, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, will disprove the old adage “You can’t go home again” this holiday season. He’ll return to the Bridgeport, Conn., synagogue where he grew up and where his father served as rabbi for 30 years to lead High Holiday services. Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport …
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Expats Come Home: Annual Event Attracts Notable Detroiters Back To The City

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Vadim Avshalumov of Detroit, Adam Finkel of Bloomfield Hills and Perry Teicher of New York, organizers of a reception for Jew-ish expats, with chanukiot created by Erik and Israel Nordin

What do you call it when hundreds of notable former Detroiters return home for two days of networking focused on the future of the city? Detroit Homecoming, of course. The Detroit Homecoming launched two years ago with an inaugural conference to reconnect influential Detroit expatriates, or “expats,” with their hometown community. It featured around 100…

Kosher Crusader: Aaron Tobin’s Mission— Share News Of Local Deals And Food Items

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Aaron Tobin finds Brian’s kosher calzones at a 7-11.

Sharing and posting news on Facebook about kosher items and deals in Metro Detroit brings a smile to Aaron Tobin, aka the “Kosher Crusader.” “I have the talent of walking into a store and finding kosher food items, especially at unusual places, like dollar stores,” said Tobin, 55, of Oak Park. He’s often informed store …
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