Opinions

How Ma Bell changed my life

Posted on: November 1, 2018 | 23 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  I owe the greatest happiness in my life to the Wisconsin Telephone Company. It happened when I was 14 years old, and it was the answer to a prayer. At that time, my parents and I lived in the small town of South Milwaukee (population 12,000 and about 20 miles from the much bigger […]

Editor’s Desk: Make a difference – Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6

Posted on: October 31, 2018 | 22 Heshvan 5779 by Rob Golub

  My, how things have changed since 2014. In 2014, we saw riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, President Obama initiated relations with Cuba and a Malaysian Airlines flight mysteriously disappeared (wreckage was later found). It was a time of racial strife and political division, with Ferguson serving as no small example. Yet […]

Opinion: Academic boycott of Israel makes no sense

Opinion: Academic boycott of Israel makes no sense

Posted on: October 16, 2018 | 7 Heshvan 5779 by Rob Golub

  When I read of the professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student to attend a Tel Aviv study-abroad program, my thoughts turned to Flint, Michigan.    Yes, Flint, Michigan.   You may recall, Flint is the city that had too much lead in the drinking water. A government switch […]

Opinion: My journey, my Muslim sisters

Posted on: September 27, 2018 | 18 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  In early December of 2016, still reeling from the impending reality of President Donald J. Trump, a New York Times headline caught my eye. “Both feeling threatened, American Muslims and Jews join hands.” The story was about the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, “a grassroots group that now claims 50 chapters in more than 20 […]

Opinion: U.S. paper tariffs impact the Chronicle

Posted on: August 7, 2018 | 26 Av 5778 by Rob Golub

  If you’re whitewater rafting and notice some unexpectedly busy rapids up ahead, best to give it your full attention. Here at the Chronicle, we can see the white froth just around the bend. It has our attention. What shall we do? The tussle over international trade has come home to the Chronicle. As you […]

Opinion: Are you not watching ‘Fauda’ on Netflix?

Opinion: Are you not watching ‘Fauda’ on Netflix?

Posted on: July 9, 2018 | 26 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

  If you are not watching “Fauda” on Netflix, I must ask, are you seriously not watching “Fauda” on Netflix? “Fauda” is an Israeli-made TV show about the conflict. It’s a work of fiction, about the undercover efforts of an Israel Defense Forces unit, trying to outsmart elements of Hamas. The best parts of the […]

Commentary: Specter of Karl Marx haunts us still

Posted on: June 26, 2018 | 13 Tammuz 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  “What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Bargaining. What is his worldly god? Money. … Money is the jealous god of Israel before whom no other god may exist.” A non-Jewish anti-Semitic lowlife did not write those words. The author of the essay “On the Jewish Question,” from which these sentences come, was […]

Poll: Is President Trump doing a good job?

Poll: Is President Trump doing a good job?

Posted on: June 7, 2018 | 24 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

We asked this question one year ago, so we’d now like to see if your answers have changed. We’ll run a comparison in our next print edition, coming out July 1. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit he brings out opinions! Share yours in our poll!

Opinion: Likud, Hamas and Gaza

Posted on: June 4, 2018 | 21 Sivan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  Last month’s events unfolded with nauseating familiarity. We have seen this time and again. One side provokes the other which leads to response which leads to retaliation which leads to violence, accusations and the beginnings of new provocations. The only difference is the number of casualties and the heat of the lulls as we […]

Opinion: Gaza in my dreams

Opinion: Gaza in my dreams

Posted on: May 31, 2018 | 17 Sivan 5778 by Rob Golub

  In my dreams, I can see a better way in Gaza. Palestinians spent weeks engaged in a “Great March of Return,” a series of protests at the Gaza-Israel border that have included gunfire at Israel Defense Forces soldiers, throwing rocks and rolling burning tires at the security fence. Palestinians have been wounded and killed […]