Antisemitism: Why now?

Antisemitism: Why now?

Hannah Davis interviews Andrew Lapin and Andy Kirshner It may be something in the air. Two local creators are releasing pieces of media profiling prominent figures, who were also antisemites, in American history from the early 1900s. Andy Kirshner is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and the…

Handcrafted art by Hebron Palestinian artisans available in Ann Arbor

By Shifra Epstein Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, it had taken my partner Miriam and me more than sixteen months to venture into downtown Ann Arbor on a Saturday night. During our first venture in on May 10, we enjoyed the closure to traffic of the downtown streets, which made strolling very pleasant. The first…

Kol hakavod Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

Kol hakavod Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

Gabrielle Pescador, special to the WJN Rabbi Miriam Geronimus, who grew up and lived in Ann Arbor until graduating high school, became a rabbi on May 23 at the 49th commencement ceremony of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College outside Philadelphia. In her early years Geronimus attended the Jewish Cultural Society, the Secular Humanistic Jewish congregation in…

Visiting art in person again, Olivia Guterson and Laura Earle

Art Review by Idelle Hammond-Sass During Passover I had an opportunity to go to Detroit to view a temporary art installation at MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) by Detroit artist Olivia Guterson. Her piece, “At Our Table,” was one of the installations for REBOOT’s “Plastover: An Exodus from Plastic Waste” initiative and was installed…

AARC leaders take their service to DC, temporarily

Emily Eisbruch, special to the WJN Sam Bagenstos and Margo Schlanger recently had a major transition in their lives as they relocated, for the time being, from Ann Arbor to Washington, D.C. Sam is serving as general counsel for the Office and Management and Budget in the new Biden/Harris administration. Margo continues her work, remotely,…