Category: Jewish News

Posted on: October 22, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Michigan State Hillel’s Sukkah Destroyed

Michigan State Hillel’s Sukkah was destroyed by two males late Saturday night during the Sukkot holiday. Featured photo courtesy of MSU Hillel’s Facebook Despite being closed for the holiday, Michigan State University Hillel’s Executive Director Cindy Hughey decided to drop by the Hillel building yesterday morning. She instantly noticed the …

Posted on: October 21, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Judge Avern Cohn Rejects Prison Time for Detroit Men

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn rules against prison time for nine Detroit men who transferred millions of dollars to their home country of Yemen. In the blink of an eye, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn surprised nine Detroit-area men during a difficult ruling. The 95-year-old judge opted against sending them …

Posted on: October 20, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

JET’s Production of Cabaret

Cabaret is showing at the JET Theatre in Walled Lake until November 3. Featured photo courtesy of JET Life is wonderful; life is great; life is a cabaret! For proof, you need go no further than the current JET Theatre production of Cabaret. Attendees are seated at intimate tables for …

Posted on: October 19, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Religious Marriage Contract Can be Used During Divorce

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that spouses can enforce a religious marriage contract while filing for divorce. Featured photo via iStock Spurned spouses in Michigan, whether Muslim or Jewish, can take note of a recent ruling of the Michigan Court of Appeals. It involves divorce — specifically, whether a …

Posted on: October 18, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

NASA Astronauts Participate in First All-Female Space Walk

NASA astronauts, Michigan-born Christina Koch and Israeli national Jessica Meir, are participating in the first all-female space walk. Featured photo via iStock By: Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Two NASA astronauts, including an Israeli national, embarked Friday on the first all-female space walk. Jessica Meir, a Jewish woman who is a …

Posted on: October 17, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings, who built bridges between African-American and Jewish communities, dies from longstanding health challenges. Featured photo courtesy of Win McNamee via Getty Images By: Josefin Dolsten (JTA) — Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Baltimore congressman who worked to build ties between the African-American and Jewish communities in …

Posted on: October 16, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Kaplan and Matz Make Waves at Meets

Senior swimmers Larry Kaplan and Steve Matz continue to make strides in the pool by competing at national meets. Larry Kaplan and Steve Matz swim regularly at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. All that hard work in the water paid off this summer when Kaplan competed at the …

Posted on: October 14, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Movie Review — ‘Judy’

The celebrity biopic focuses heavily on the challenges Judy Garland faced, yet Zellweger struggles to portray her on a deeper level. Making a celebrity biopic must be much tougher than it looks. Sure, it is easy to cast a famous person as another famous person and sell tickets just based …

Posted on: October 14, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Remembering Stefanie Kroot Steinberg

Friends of Stefanie Kroot Steinberg share some of the cherished memories they made with their beloved friend who died in a house fire. Photos courtesy of Melissa Litvin On August 27, 54-year-old Stefanie Kroot Steinberg of Waterford died tragically as a result of a house fire. Adonis Drey Wilson has …

Posted on: October 12, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Is Regulation of Anti-Semitism on Campus Censorship?

The Department of Education is under fire after it tells universities they will lose federal funding if they continue teaching programs that promote BDS and anti-Semitism. As far as President Donald Trump’s liberal critics are concerned, this is just the latest instance of his administration’s hostility to free speech. The …