Jewish Family Services clinician Dawn Giorno, APSW, MSW, working with a client. Photo by Dan Zaitz/Zaitz Photography.

Jewish Family Services clinician Dawn Giorno, APSW, MSW, working with a client. Photo by Dan Zaitz/Zaitz Photography.

‘You are stronger than you think’: Economic stress fuels growing demands upon JFS

By Lynne Kleinman

Milwaukeean Ellen Anders (not her real name), 59, a single mother, was earning a good living until she and her job became casualties of the economic downturn that began in 2008.

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Opinions

D’var Torah: This is what I mean by ‘Modern Orthodoxy’

By Rabbi Nisan Andrews

The "secular" has much to teach us and can even add greater dimensions to what we consider "sacred."

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Editor’s Desk: A Satan’s choice: Suffer evil or do it?

By Leon Cohen

As if the start this past September of Jewish year 5775 wasn’t bad enough with the horrid fallout from Israel’s defending itself in Operation Protective Edge. (See my Editor’s Desk column in that month’s issue.) We now are going into secular year 2015 with a bunch of developments and arguments in the news that are making my brain and heart both ache.

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JVP connects Jews who reject Israel’s policies

By Matt Sostock

Not supporting every aspect of Israeli policy does not make one any less Jewish.

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MJF and JAFI collaboration does miraculous things

By Danyelle Neuman

Jerusalem — Jews around the world have just finished celebrating Chanukah and the season of miracles. As we know, Chanukah celebrates miraculous events that took place in Israel just over 2,000 years ago.

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Welcome to a new Chronicle look!

By Leon Cohen

As I am sure you have noticed from the first page, the January printed  issue of your Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle looks very different. 

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World News

Anti-Semitic incidents doubled in France to new high

Last year saw a doubling of anti-Semitic incidents in France to a record high and a 60 percent increase in Belgium.

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Is Rahat the Ferguson of Israel?

By Ben Sales

In an economically depressed town populated largely by a minority group, a young man is killed under disputed circumstances. In the days that follow, riots consume the town, pitting frustrated and angry residents against the police, who maintain their officers acted in self-defense.

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