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  • Tigers summon the tribe, swap Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler

    November 21, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Detroit is bringing in the Jews.

    A couple of weeks after hiring Brad Ausmus as manager, the Tigers on Wednesday traded for Ian Kinsler, previously of the Texas Rangers, to play second base. The cost for the Jewish infielder, a three-time American League All-Star: mega-salaried...

  • Hank Greenberg's Jewishness

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 8, 2013 | 10:03 am

    The big question in Detroit in the fall of 1934 had nothing to do with the troubled state of the world. Rather, the fans of the Detroit Tigers wanted to know whether their star first baseman, Hank Greenberg, was going to play on the Jewish High Holy Days. After all, the Tigers were...

  • Rabbi Irwin Groner, ex-Rabbinical Assembly president, dies at 81

    January 3, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Rabbi Irwin Groner, a former president of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly, has died.

    Groner, who led Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Detroit for more than four decades, died Dec. 30 at a hospital in that city. He was 81 and suffered from Parkinson's disease.

    He...

  • Michigan St. student says attack at party was anti-Semitism

    August 28, 2012 | 10:14 am

    A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.

    Just before the assault, which broke his jaw, Zach Tennen said his attackers asked him if he was Jewish, according to reports.

    Tennen, 19, a resident of...

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  • MLB suspends Delmon Young over anti-Semitic altercation

    May 1, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.

    The suspension is retroactive to April 27, when he was placed on the restricted list. His loss of pay...

  • Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

    April 27, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested outside of a New York hotel for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks.

    Young was arrested early Friday morning outside of the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, where he was staying before a series with the...

  • FBI: Radicalized individuals, Hezbollah are potential terror threats for Detroit-area Jews

    April 25, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Hezbollah poses no specific threat to Jewish communities in metropolitan Detroit, the FBI’s head of counterterrorism in Michigan reportedly said at a suburban Detroit JCC.

    However, Assistant Special Agent Todd Mayberry told a security conference Tuesday at the Jewish Community...

  • About a dog, lost and found

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    My 7-year-old son’s room is covered with posters from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” The Empire Strikes Back” and other “Star Wars” films, and I myself have enjoyed the zeitgeist-y films “The Big Chill,” “Grand Canyon” and the “Accidental Tourist.”  So I was eager...

  • In Detroit, Jewish resurgence led by young aims to transform city

    November 30, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Blair Nosan grew up in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield, attended the University of Michigan and then, like thousands of other young Jews from the beleaguered state, moved away.

    Though she grew up in a heavily Jewish area, Nosan, 26, had felt disconnected both from her Jewish...

  • In Detroit-area activists’ newsletter, celebs send their Shabbat best

    November 10, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Sending out a weekly e-mail newsletter to friends has become a passion for Lisa Mark Lis.

    Lis, a suburban Detroit-based community activist and philanthropist, in her Friday morning e-mail posts to friends and family not only wishes her readers a “Shabbat Shalom,” but she often...

  • Drive aiming to attract young Jews to Detroit

    August 3, 2011 | 10:27 am

    The Detroit Jewish community is launching a nationwide campaign to raise money to bring 25 young Jews to live in the city.

    Do It for Detroit is hosting events through August held by Detroit residents and former residents, as well as supporters in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago,...

  • Ron Bloom: Car czar in the Labor Zionist tradition

    August 25, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    By now Ron Bloom’s professional road to becoming the Obama administration’s car czar has been widely reported. Missing from the coverage, however, has been any mention of those formative years at Jewish summer camp.

    Born in New York City and raised in Swarthmore, a suburb of...

  • Motown Jews invade Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 6, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    For the young Jews of Detroit now living in Hollywood, Bob Aronson might as well be a movie star. The gentle-voiced CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has the money, power and prestige to throw a respectable Hollywood party. More importantly, he knows the magic...
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