Youth group leaders who signed the bylaws of the new Milwaukee Jewish Youth Council. Photo taken at the BBYO offices by Geri Berg.
The recently formed Milwaukee Jewish Youth Council convenes four area youth groups. Its aim is to promote working together and communication amongst them.
One of the principles of the Jewish faith delineated by the great rabbi and philosopher Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) is the belief in “life after life” — that is, that even after a person’s passing the soul continues to live on in a spiritual world.
One hundred years ago this month, the most important single event of the 20th century began. This event was so powerful that it shaped the whole history of the world afterward, and its effects continue to this day.
It was almost two years ago that I was presented with an opportunity to better myself and my community. I was given the honor of being asked to join the George Weinstein Fellowship.
Several people have asked me why I volunteered for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s booth at PrideFest for the second year in a row.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, was inarguably the most well-known rabbi since Moses Maimonides (1135-1204).
I am here. I am present. These are the traditional translations of the Hebrew word, hineni, which can be looked at and acted upon in the literal sense — as in the physicality of your location.
True, it is often hard to find a “partner” to talk to on the Palestinian side, but we must continue the task.
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.
Jews are the most warmly regarded religious group in America, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways.
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation on July 9 issued a statement in support of Israel during Operation Protective Edge. The MJF website also provides regular updates of the situation and is receiving donations for emergency relief for Israel; see MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Sometime around the July 1 start of the fiscal year, many synagogues send out bills for their annual dues. But two Milwaukee-area synagogues will not be doing that this year or in the future.
“I’m ashamed to admit it now,” said Kasim Hafeez, 29, on May 28 in Glendale, “but I was an anti-Semite.”
Hannah Rosenthal, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, was appointed on June 17 to the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Harry E. Jankowitz (1935-2014) was a Milwaukee attorney who had a solo practice in an unassuming office in a modest part of town.
You may remember the Tin Man from the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie, how he wanted oil to lubricate his creaking joints. A lot of us may feel the same way, especially in the damp Wisconsin climate. One of the best remedies for this is taking classes in yoga or tai chi.
For most participants, the game of Ultimate Frisbee is a playful diversion, and one of the farthest things one can imagine from the Middle East and its conflicts. For Dani Glass, it’s been a life-changing experience and a means of potential peacemaking.
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