This photograph shows Israel emissary to Madison Mickey Komar Aziz speaking at Madison's "Solidarity for Israel and peace in the region" gathering July 24. See story below.
July was a month filled with crisis in Israel and the Middle East — and therefore was a month filled with Wisconsin Jewish community responses to the situation.
Several weeks ago I studied in Israel at the Shalom Hartman Institute; and I heard the sirens as rockets were fired at cities throughout the country.
Journalism is sometimes called “the first rough draft of history,” and very rough it often is.
Israel has the sophisticated computer systems necessary to ensure that their missiles lock on the desired target. The Palestinians don’t have that technology. The reason they don’t is because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
I visited with a family today whose apartment was bombed. The family was traumatized and the children have refused to leave the bomb shelter and go outside to play or day camp.
An old proverb states that if you are not at the table, you may end up on the menu. That may best sum up what it means for the Wisconsin Jewish Conference to be “present.”
Kol HaKavod to the staff of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis for planning the Israel solidarity rally that took place July 27.
I am writing in response to the June 30 U.S. Supreme Court Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby/Conestoga Wood Specialties vs. Sibelius decision, which exempts for-profit businesses from covering employee birth control costs.
Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets. But that has changed over the last few days of fighting.
Shortly before their synagogue became shrouded by tear gas and smoke, 100 Jews wielding baseball bats and clubs were singing the French national anthem in front of the synagogue's heavy metal gate.
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With the death toll rising on both sides -- more than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis were reported killed as of July 22 -- some Israeli leaders are calling for a cease-fire. But others argue that the only way to address the Hamas threat is to reoccupy Gaza, a step that would be very costly to the Israeli military and Israel's international standing.
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation will hold its 2014 Community Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd.
The issue of human trafficking has been identified as a priority by both the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
While all donors want to know that the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is a responsible steward of their gifts, few are interested in understanding the precise details of how that stewardship is ensured.
Entering students need to ask themselves some questions about what they want out of their academic experience.
On June 19, Kayla and Eliana Wasserman returned to Milwaukee after completing an eight-week mini-semester program at Alexander Muss High School in Israel.
Maybe it’s my imagination or my misperception — a parent might think — but my child seems like five children rolled into one. His/her personality is often one of extremes, in terms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, inflexibility and lack of behavioral control.
After weeks of missiles falling on Israel and bombs dropping on Gaza, we land on Tisha b’Av.
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