Israeli singer and composer Ester Rada will perform at the Milwaukee Jewish community's celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) on Sunday, April 26.
A child survivor of the Holocaust, a Milwaukeean serving in the Israel Defense Force and a performance by a rising Israeli singer will be among the features in “Yamim 2015: Journey of a People.”
It is holy time, not holy space, that is the province of Judaism.
“If my grandparents, both of whom were Holocaust survivors, knew that I get every day to think about how the Jewish people should navigate their way through the challenges to get to a better place, they would think I am one of the luckiest Jews who ever lived.”
What do we know about the future that should influence how we educate children today?
We must redouble our efforts now to care for Jews in Ukraine.
As I was growing up, I knew my parents were Democrats but didn’t think much about it. I assumed that if they voted that way, it must be the right decision and I voted the same way.
At this printing (April 1), diplomats in Lausanne, Switzerland, have extended their deadline on a framework accord on Iran's nuclear program. But even if an agreement is reached this week, it's merely a way station toward a comprehensive deal that is due by June 30.
President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a deeper shift in ties between the countries.
With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community -- especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles. But several leading Jewish liberal critics of Netanyahu are working to rally American Jewish opinion against him.
The elections for the 20th Israel Knesset, held on March 17, were a real rollercoaster ride for me, as for many Israelis.
World Zionist Congress elections began in mid-January and run through April 30.
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Whether it be Friebert and Berman’s introduction of abstract expressionism into a Regionalist-dominated Midwest, Bohrod’s rediscovery of still-life art for his generation, or Sessler’s lithographs and innovative “reduction block” method, Wisconsin’s 20th century Jewish artists made their mark as true founders and visionaries.
In the first of a revived Edie Adelman Political Awareness Fund lecture, editor and U.S. Supreme Court-watcher Dahlia Lithwick told more than 200 people that today’s high court is the most paradoxical in modern history.
The cover of Madison-native Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel’s first album “Toyznt Tamen” (“A Thousand Flavors”) would not look out of place in a collection of old Yiddish records.
Since last September, Simone Schweber has been the director of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She replaced Michael Bernard–Donals (see August 2012 Chronicle) who has become UW vice-provost.
If not for a disagreement with the people he worked for, Carl Laemmle might have spent the rest of his career in a store in Oshkosh.
Part of the point of the Partnership2Gether project is not only to have American Jews go to Israel. It is to have Israelis come to visit U.S. Jews.
With less than 125 days before the JCC Maccabi Games open on the floor of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the infrastructure for managing and supporting a community of volunteers, host families, participants and donors is in place.
Wisconsin didn’t exist when ancient Jews celebrated the first Passover seders. But today, a company in the state helps many U.S. Jews with an essential part of the ceremony.
Benji Richmeimer, 11, of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, created the winning cover design for the 2015 Passover Magazine Cover Contest at The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty of accepting cash-filled envelopes from a U.S. Jewish businessman and using it for personal gain.
Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.