Artist Richard Edelman photographed in his studio by Dan Zaitz/Zaitz Photography.
A bit of Milwaukee Jewish creativity will soon be helping to mark the tragic past and hopeful future of the Jews of Poland.
The challenge is to find God energy in places we would not think God would (or should) be found.
I had the honor to be part of a Jewish Federations of North America emergency mission to Paris, Feb 7-10. The trip was very different than I think any of us thought it would be.
I cannot accept the right of Jews presenting themselves as Jews, going to Congress to protest the Israeli government. I do not believe that being critical of Israel is “absolutely legitimate.”
In honor of Moshe Katz’s completing his five years of service as the Partnership Cluster Chair for our Sovev Kinneret Partnership2Gether region in Israel, more than 200 people gathered in Tiberius on Feb. 3.
Alberto Nisman (1963-2015) was the special prosecutor and investigator on the 1994 AMIA Jewish Community Center terror attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina for over 17 years.
Synagogue financial insecurity is a symptom of an alienated Jewish population.
In an extensive interview, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel of supporting terrorism, said Iran does not want to produce a nuclear weapon and praised his country for protecting Jews.
Seven in 10 Americans continued to view Israel favorably, despite the breakdown of relations between the U.S. and Israeli leaders, a Gallup poll found.
The judges included Elana Kahn-Oren, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, former editor of The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle and former president of the American Jewish Press Association.
World Zionist Congress elections began in mid-January and run through April 30.
Like the U.S. national government, Israel’s national government has separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers; but it works there in a different way.
High schools across Israel have held mock elections in the run-up to the Knesset elections on March 17. But when Blich High School students cast their ballots on Feb. 22, they held the country’s attention.
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Citing independent forensic tests, Alberto Nisman's ex-wife said the late AMIA case prosecutor was murdered.
A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran's role in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.
In 2014 there was “a dramatic rise” in Milwaukee-area anti-Semitic incidents, “more than double what they have been for the last two decades.”
There are 152 member Jewish federations in the Jewish Federations of North America umbrella organization — and Gerrald “Jerry” Silverman intends to visit every single one.
One thing anti-Semites never seem to understand. When they drive Jews out of one place, another place that takes the Jews in often greatly benefits as a result. This happened with the American movie industry during the pre-World War II/pre-Holocaust 1930s.
Saving a life is of paramount importance, overriding concerns within Jewish tradition that might appear to stand in the way of organ donation.
If you were a reader of The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle in the 1960s through 1990s, you knew of Burton B. Polansky.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released his proposed 2015-17 state budget on Feb. 3. It includes major reforms to the Medicaid program, Family Care, SeniorCare and other safety net programs that will have direct effects on some of the Jewish community’s people.
“We wish there was something like this where we were.”
The Pomegranate (Satire for Purim)
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has announced the launch its Very Young Leadership Division aimed at cultivating baby leaders of the Jewish community through leadership training and networking playdates.
A national organization called J-SAT has proposed an alternative verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test for college-bound Jewish students. The group claims that the existing SAT is biased against minorities like Jewish Americans.
From the 12 tribes vying for the rights to develop a new casino, the Chunka Cholent tribe has been selected to build the new entertainment venue.
In an astonishing discovery, anthropologists have identified a new Talmudic tractate. Scholars are astounded by the tractate, which is called Chai-ku, because it contains elements of ancient Japanese culture including several haikus.