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Today, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. But it had humble origins. Hillel at Michigan 1926/27-1945: Struggles of Jewish Identity in a Pivotal Era provides the first in-depth analysis of the founding decades of a Hillel chapter and the organization’s surprising roots in the Midwest. Following a close examination of the extant copies of the Hillel News, Markovits and Garner explore the triumphs and tribulations of an organization founded…

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In 2016, Maize Books published Looping Detroit: A People Mover Travelogue, by Nick Tobier. This week, Tobier and his newest book were featured on Living Writers, a WCBN radio program hosted by T. Hetzel. Looping Detroit is a compilation of observations made by writers and artists, invited to ride the People Mover and ruminate on one of its thirteen stops. From Grand Circus Park to Greektown to Joe Louis to Time Square and back to…

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