Annette Hirsh at work. She is one of the artists who participated in the Milwaukee Jewish Artists' Laboratory 2015. See story below. Photo provided by Robin Hirsh.

Annette Hirsh at work. She is one of the artists who participated in the Milwaukee Jewish Artists' Laboratory 2015. See story below. Photo provided by Robin Hirsh.

‘From the fountains of triumph’: Artists’ Lab creates community and inspires artworks

By Leon Cohen

The Jewish Artists’ Laboratory seeks to promote Jewish learning, build community and inspire creativity among the artists — and to share the results with the larger Jewish community.

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D'var Torah: Butterfly or grasshopper: Which will we be?

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

Each of us has the capacity to see ourselves as those beautiful creatures that fly unrestricted in every way imaginable.

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By Leon Cohen

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their acts, especially those acts we find annoying.”

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I have gained more from volunteering than I have given.

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“We will cry and we will laugh because that is the Jewish way of living.”

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By Steven B. Nasatir

Under the law, the state will divest its pension funds from foreign companies that boycott Israel.

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Jews need to adopt a healthier lifestyle

By Aliza Wadler Solomon

The average Jewish family is more likely to eat a lavish meal together than go for a walk or kick around a soccer ball.

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How realistic is ‘no daylight’ between Israel, U.S.?

By Ron Kampeas

Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, caused a stir in June by publicly accusing President Barack Obama of abandoning the two core principles that undergird the U.S.-Israel relationship: No public disagreements and no surprises.

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Israel was prepared for report on Gaza War

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Anticipating what they believed would be an unfair United Nations report on last summer’s Gaza War, the Israeli government and friendly groups in the United States were ready with at least three reports they say better reflects the reality of the five-week engagement between Israel and Hamas.

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What will the ADL lose when Foxman leaves?

By Uriel Heilman

If there’s one thing that can be said of longtime Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, who stepped down in June after nearly 30 years at the helm, it’s that he never holds back from speaking his mind.

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