Israeli medical clown Shoshi Ofir with a young patient.

Israeli medical clown Shoshi Ofir with a young patient.

Dream Doctors reduce stress of health crises with humor

By Joshua Becker

One might think a hospital is a serious place, where clowns don’t fit in and might be disruptive.

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Opinions

D'var Torah: What would Jacob think of Milwaukee?

By Rabbi Shari Shamah

I wonder if Jacob put his head on a stone in Milwaukee tonight and awoke from a dream tomorrow, what would he say about our Jewish community and how we live as Jews today?

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Hineni: Our heritage is here for us all

By Deborah Rosenthal Zemel

My mother was a feminist before her time. She was an activist, and she taught me the importance of being an independent woman, as well as the importance of family.

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Two Views 2: Hillel isn’t yet an open forum

By Lex Rofes

Hillel’s leaders have to decide whether to prioritize advocacy for Israel above enriching Jewish students’ lives. 

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Two Views 1: Hillel provides open forums

By Eric Fingerhut

Commitment to openness and pluralism and to support of Israel may seem contradictory, but it is not. 

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Misinformation about Nicolet sukkah needs correcting

By Elana Kahn-Oren

Students took initiative and sought legal and appropriate ways to live rich Jewish lives while attending public school. 

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Two daughters’ recent weddings inspire reflections on marriage

By Amy Waldman

My daughters’ recent weddings have been among the most joyful events of my life so far. But the marriages that follow are what really matter.

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Letter: Is writer aware of P.A. demands?

The Palestinian Authority leaders require that to achieve a viable state, Jews must be expelled.

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Letter: Where can there be a Palestinian state?

In his letter in the October Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Michael Cohn suggests that Israel should “support the creation of a viable Palestinian state.” Where?

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Elections 2014: Jews should vote Democratic

By Lester Pines

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.”

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Elections 2014: Jews should vote Libertarian

By Deborah Katz Hunt

Free markets are essential to free society. This is perhaps the most complicated, and most important, issue for Libertarians.

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Elections 2014: Jews should vote Republican

By Jim Beer

American conservatives do not believe in a religious government. We believe in the benefits of a religious society.

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World News

Midterm elections: Jews facing off and other close races to watch

By Ron Kampeas and Anthony Weiss

With midterm elections just around the corner, four races for the House of Representatives in particular are catching our Jewish eyes.

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