Artist Richard Edelman photographed in his studio by Dan Zaitz/Zaitz Photography.

Artist Richard Edelman photographed in his studio by Dan Zaitz/Zaitz Photography.

Mission celebrates rebirth of Polish Jewry

By Stephanie Wagner

A bit of Milwaukee Jewish creativity will soon be helping to mark the tragic past and hopeful future of the Jews of Poland.

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Dvar Torah: Purim levity is also an aspect of the divine

By Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum

 The challenge is to find God energy in places we would not think God would (or should) be found.


Most French Jews see their future in France

By Hannah Rosenthal

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.


Chronicle should discuss U.S. Jewish topics, not Israel

By Giora Katz, M.D.

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.” 


Great celebration held in P2G region

By Pnina Goldfarb

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.


Nisman’s death was a loss for justice

By Hannah Rosenthal

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.


Can voluntary dues inspire joining shuls?

By Nina Badzin

Synagogue financial insecurity is a symptom of an alienated Jewish population. 


World News

Netanyahu facing challenges, criticism from Jewish liberals

By Ron Kampeas

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community -- especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles. But several leading Jewish liberal critics of Netanyahu are working to rally American Jewish opinion against him.


Who's who in Israel's election?

By Ben Sales

When Israelis head to the polls for the March 17 elections, 26 parties will be vying for the Knesset's 120 seats -- including such fringe groups as the Pirate Party, which supports total government transparency and freedom of information on the Internet, and the Green Leaf Party, which advocates marijuana legalization.


Under cloud of Iran talk, AIPAC quietly courts progressives

By Sarah Wildman

In plenary sessions and breakout panels, speaker after speaker described AIPAC’s mission as being in alignment with  the history of civil rights and social justice.


Poll: 70% of Americans view Israel favorably

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.


Guide helps voters in WZC elections

By Uriel Heilman

World Zionist Congress elections began in mid-January and run through April 30.