Madison campaign begins — Duo pianists Josh Dumont and Jim Ripp of PianoFondue performed at the opening event of the Jewish Federation of Madison’s 2014 Tzedakah Campaign Kickoff, held on Sept. 7 at Full Compass Systems headquarters. Photo by
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s allocations process for fiscal year 2014-15 is a story “about a profound change,” as MJF President and CEO Hannah Rosenthal said in a recent interview.
That humans are created in the image of G-d grants them this potential and obligates them to engage in imitating G-d. As the physical structures here below reflect metaphysical structures in the world Above, so are humans G-d’s representatives here below.
Thank you for all you are doing. It’s making the transition (which was supposed to be traumatic) quite smooth.
This experience made me reconsider what makes a college hospitable to Jewish students, a question I am asked frequently when I meet high school students and their parents.
As we consider whom to vote for in the races for local, state and federal offices this November, let us analyze which party expresses a “passion for justice” and how it proposes to “treat the weakest in our midst.”
Free markets are essential to free society. This is perhaps the most complicated, and most important, issue for Libertarians.
American conservatives do not believe in a religious government. We believe in the benefits of a religious society.
We contribute a fraction of a fraction of the nearly 40 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide that trap more and more heat in our atmosphere, creating the devastating greenhouse effect. Yet we are not without agency.
The whiny, petulant Editor’s Desk column in the September issue complaining about Israel’s critics fails to mention, let alone confront, valid criticisms of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and its treatment of Arab citizens.
A recently published survey of 1,095 self-identified Jews showed that the National Front had more than doubled its share of the Jewish vote in the 2012 presidential elections, earning 13.5 percent of Jewish support -- a finding that has set off alarms among leaders of France's major Jewish groups.
What was supposed to have revived the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks -- allowing negotiations to develop organically -- instead helped kill them, Martin Indyk, until recently the top U.S. peace broker, told JTA in a candid and wide-ranging interview.
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Following a five-week landmark civil trial and two days of deliberation, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank liable of knowingly supporting terrorism in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the Met chanting “Shame on the Met!” and “Say no to the show!” in protest of the Metropolitan Opera Company's decision to produce the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer."
A new study shows that the majority of Israeli electorate remains unhappy with the amount of religious influence on Israeli life and law.
“What’s so important in the mitzvah of bikur cholim [visiting the sick] is to make [ailing people] feel less alone,” said Rabbi Michel Twerski of Congregation Beth Jehudah. “For the sick person, just being there is important.”
The Glendale Mikvah opened this year, and a formal dedication ceremony, co-sponsored by Mikvah USA, was held on Aug. 31, at Ohr HaTorah-Jewish Heritage Center, where the mikvah is located in the basement level.
There is no “formula” for choosing the films for the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, said two of the organizers in a recent interview.
Home-grown talent and the story of freedom from slavery will be on the menu at a concert jointly hosted by Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid and Tabernacle Baptist Church and on Sunday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., at the synagogue, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave.
I found books and websites about breast cancer and how to eat well, how to exercise, how to select an oncologist and even how to be a supportive husband — but nothing about how to parent.
We wanted to see Wroclaw and honor our great-grandparents’ memories by visiting their graves. We believe that there have been no other family members able to do this ever.