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Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

Posted on: February 15, 2018 | 30 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  From its pre-state days, Israel has aspired to be both a light to the nations and a normal country like any other. These two countervailing goals were articulated by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. He often spoke to the aspiration that Israel should become, in the language of Isaiah, “a light to the […]

How should Hebrew be used at summer camps?

Posted on: February 15, 2018 | 30 Shevat 5778 by Rob Golub

  Since 2012, Professor Sarah Bunin Benor has visited 27 Jewish summer camps, venturing well beyond her home base at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. She found none that are quite like OSRUI, the Reform Jewish movement’s Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc. OSRUI had an unusual Hebrew immersion program […]

What’s nu? February, 2018

Posted on: February 12, 2018 | 27 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Ryan opponent labeled anti-Semitic Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the Aug. 14 primary, has been accused of anti-Semitism. “Paul Nehlen Is an Anti-Semitic Clown,” reads a Jan. 24. headline in the Atlantic. The Forward reported he “spent the morning after Christmas being anti-Semitic on Twitter.” Nehlen’s Twitter account […]

Miller Baking to focus on pretzel bread

Posted on: February 12, 2018 | 27 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Miller Baking Company is adding a second production facility that will eventually create 30 jobs in Milwaukee to meet demand for its popular line of Pretzilla pretzel bread, according to the company. The company will no longer produce non-pretzel products, according to a spokesman. “I have tremendous gratitude for the generations of customers who have […]

Illinois museum offers Holocaust holograms

Posted on: February 12, 2018 | 27 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, is offering holographic conversation with 15 Holocaust survivors shown on rotation. The hologram of each survivor can conceivably answer thousands of questions. Much like Apple’s Siri technology, the voice-recognition system responds to audience questions by picking up on key words. “It enables the most life-like conversational […]

Hillel Milwaukee student is thankful for community support

Posted on: February 12, 2018 | 27 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  I’m sure you’ve all heard the clichés about Hillel being a home away from home, a place where Jewish students can truly feel comfortable, and so on. I’m sure many of you were part of Hillel on your very own college campuses. Every student’s experience is unique in its own way. Some feel spiritually connected, others […]

Restaurant at Ovation Jewish Home is now cholov Yisroel

Posted on: February 12, 2018 | 27 Shevat 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  MILWAUKEE – The Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis at Ovation Jewish Home, 1410 N. Prospect Ave., now operates entirely on the cholov Yisroel standard of kosher supervision. Cholov Yisroel dairy products are those that have been milked, processed and packaged under rabbinic supervision. Under the rabbinical certification of Rabbi Nachman Levine, this change comes with […]

Signs of change for Shir Hadash

Signs of change for Shir Hadash

Posted on: February 8, 2018 | 23 Shevat 5778 by Rob Golub

  MILWAUKEE – Southeast Wisconsin’s only Reconstructionist congregation still doesn’t quite have its own space. But it’s deepening its relationship with its benevolent landlord, Plymouth Church, right down to plans for synagogue signage in front of the building. The sign is to sit in front of the grand, old church building at 2717 E. Hampshire […]

Which matzo is best? You decide!

Posted on: February 6, 2018 | 21 Shevat 5778 by Rob Golub

The three major national brands all taste differently. Which is your favorite?

FBI leadership award for JCC’s Shapiro

FBI leadership award for JCC’s Shapiro

Posted on: February 2, 2018 | 17 Shevat 5778 by Rob Golub

  WHITEFISH BAY —  Local FBI officials in January honored Mark Shapiro, president/CEO of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. In April, Shapiro is to be honored once more, in Washington, D.C. Justin Tolomeo, special agent in charge of the Milwaukee division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, honored Shapiro with the […]