Israeli medical clown Shoshi Ofir with a young patient.
One might think a hospital is a serious place, where clowns don’t fit in and might be disruptive.
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?
Commitment to openness and pluralism and to support of Israel may seem contradictory, but it is not.
Hillel’s leaders have to decide whether to prioritize advocacy for Israel above enriching Jewish students’ lives.
Students took initiative and sought legal and appropriate ways to live rich Jewish lives while attending public school.
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.
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.
The Palestinian Authority leaders require that to achieve a viable state, Jews must be expelled.
In his letter in the October Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Michael Cohn suggests that Israel should “support the creation of a viable Palestinian state.” Where?
If Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, N.J., had his way, Arab rioters and stone throwers would be shot with live ammunition. Arabs would be barred from the Temple Mount for six months. Any village from which two or more terrorists originated would be razed and its residents deported. Arab terrorists would be executed, their bodies cremated and buried with dead pigs, their families deported and their homes destroyed or given to Jews.
On Nov. 23, Israel's Cabinet advanced a bill in a 14-6 vote that if passed by the Knesset would enshrine into law Israel’s status as a Jewish state.
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President Obama did not mention Jews once in his Nov. 20 speech announcing immigration reforms, but he ended with a flourish that would be immediately recognizable to anyone who has sat through a Passover seder.
They all lived on the same street. They had all moved there from abroad. They were all rabbis. They all prayed at the same synagogue. And it was at that Jerusalem synagogue that they were all murdered on Nov. 18.
After an attack by two Palestinian cousins left four dead at a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu singled out one person for blame: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The business world knows Marc Lasry as a very successful private equity investor and hedge fund manager, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Avenue Capital Group and one of the wealthiest businesspeople in the U.S. today.
“The studies and our own experience are showing us that [American Jewish] people are becoming more and more disengaged from Israel,” said Hannah Rosenthal, MJF president and chief executive officer.
It was a summer of travel for participants in the JCC Maccabi Games, as Milwaukee’s Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center prepares to host the Games for the first time since 1997.
“We want to see Israel treated exactly the same as any country in the world, which is ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ and not the other way around.”
“I’m challenging everyone here to discover for themselves why Israel is important to them.”
"I don’t want to live in an age of entitlement but in an age of gratitude."
The first time she came to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, “I was shocked,” said Israeli Hagar Ben Shlomo. When she first saw the other participants, “everyone looked miserable [and] mad at each other,” she said.