Team Milwaukee girls volleyball team in action against the Israeli team at the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games held in Boca Raton, Fla. Photo provided by Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Team Milwaukee girls volleyball team in action against the Israeli team at the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games held in Boca Raton, Fla. Photo provided by Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

JCC Maccabi Games to display values as well as athleticism

By Joshua Becker

 “When Jewish teens get to be together, for athletics and social action, to celebrate Israel, they are celebrating their Judaism. It’s not in a traditional venue but still the same Judaism that has persisted for millennia.”

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Opinions

D'var Torah: 5775 can still be a good year before 5776 arrives

By Rabbi Jessica Barolsky

How many years have you walked into Rosh HaShanah or Yom Kippur services and wished you had gotten a reminder?

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Two Views 1: L’chaim to marriage equality, but the work isn’t finished

By Idit Klein

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26, my marriage, and the marriages of countless others, are valid and equal in all 50 states.

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Two Views 2: Marriage decision was a leap backwards

By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

 The court has torn down what remained of perhaps the most fundamental cultural bulwark against moral anarchy and social disintegration.

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Two Views 1: Iran nuclear accord is a bad deal

By Abraham H. Foxman

I am deeply troubled by the agreement between the P5 1 nations and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program reached in July.

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Two Views 2: Iran deal shows diplomacy can work

By Debra DeLee

Americans for Peace Now welcomes the news that the Obama Administration and its P5 1 partners — France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China — have reached an agreement with Iran to radically roll back and limit Iran’s nuclear program.

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World News

Theodore Bikel, actor and folksinger, dies at 91

By JTA Staff

Theodore Bikel, an actor and folksinger who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, died July 21 at age 91.

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Background to the News: Chronology of events leading to Iran agreement

By Ron Kampeas

The road to the agreement secured in July, which will limit Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, began decades earlier.

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Back to School

Jewish studies center portrays its work ‘by the numbers’

By Joel Berkowitz, Ph.D.

It recently became clear to me that despite all our efforts to publicize the work that we do at the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, even some of our most generous donors and most stalwart supporters don’t always know — through no fault of their own — the full extent of our activities.

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Faust picked for new JCCA fellowship in preschool education

By Leon Cohen

“Whether you are a teacher, a kid or a parent, we’re all on a Jewish journey together,” said Karen Faust. And that is the case “even if you are not Jewish, because we’re always learning about Judaism.”

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Israeli Arab high school group meets P2G Teen Mifgash kids

By Leon Cohen

  For about 17 years previously, groups of Jewish teens from Wisconsin and the Sovev Kinneret (around Lake Kinneret) region in Israel have visited each other for a Teen Mifgash (Encounter) program that provides informal education for both. This year, the encounter had a surprise addition.

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