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Milwaukee Film Festival showing two Jewish interest films in coming weeks

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  MILWAUKEE – At least two films with themes of interest to Jewish moviegoers are to be shown by the Milwaukee Film Festival this year – “Bye Bye Germany” and “The Cakemaker.” The Milwaukee Film Festival is Oct. 18-Nov. 1. Here are the film descriptions and show times.   Bye Bye Germany. “A post-war comedy […]

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

Jewish Film Festival includes Bollywood, Mandela, Perlman

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  MEQUON – Spend an evening at the theater and watch films rich in Jewish history and Israeli culture. See the films at Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Sunday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 11. Purchase individual movies for $12; also available are multi-film and VIP packages. Buy tickets at the Harry & Rose […]

Talk, exhibit to relay lawyers’ plight in Nazi Germany

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One of the first Jewish lawyers arrested in Nazi Germany, Max Hirschberg, lost his freedom in March 1933. Held for five and a half months, Hirschberg felt that any night the murderers could enter his cell. Now, Hirschberg’s biographer will offer a local lecture on Jewish lawyers in Nazi Germany.  The Sept. 16 lecture marks […]

‘1945’ film at Northshore Cinema

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MEQUON – The film “1945”opened Friday Aug. 24 at Northshore Cinema. The film had a 96 percent rating on the Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer” at press time. On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. […]

Gingold, survivor of the Shoah by tunnel, dies at 84

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  Sam Gingold, a Holocaust survivor who made an underground escape to raise a family on the West Side and Glendale, died July 14, 2018. He was 84. Gingold, of Shorewood, was the subject of “Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy,” a book by his son Jeffrey N. Gingold. Young Sam Gingold helped his family […]

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

Poll: What should El Al do when haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit?

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  Here’s a recent story on the issue: El Al says haredi Orthodox men delayed flight by minutes, not an hour, for seat switches JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al said a flight last month on which haredi Orthodox men refused to take their assigned seats next to women was delayed only minutes by the required […]

Rabbi Cohen blows shofar at immigration rally

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  Rabbi David Cohen of Congregation Sinai in Fox Point spoke on June 21 at a Voces de le Frontera rally outside a Downtown Milwaukee federal immigration office. The rally was to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Cohen quoted from the Torah, that “you shall … proclaim liberty throughout the land to all of […]

Commentary: Specter of Karl Marx haunts us still

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  “What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Bargaining. What is his worldly god? Money. … Money is the jealous god of Israel before whom no other god may exist.” A non-Jewish anti-Semitic lowlife did not write those words. The author of the essay “On the Jewish Question,” from which these sentences come, was […]

Visitor to Milwaukee develops European Jewish community

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The Jewish community of Hungary is a world away from Wisconsin. Hungarian Jewry was decimated in the Shoah. Those Jews who survived the Nazi cataclysm and returned to their homeland suffered repression during decades of Soviet domination. Now looking to the future, not just the horrific past, Tamás “Tomi” Büchler helped found and leads a […]

Jewish, Christian or Muslim, they’re just kids

Jewish, Christian or Muslim, they’re just kids

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  WHITEFISH BAY – It was a multicultural land of love –– though the little inhabitants here weren’t thinking much about multiculturalism – at Milwaukee Jewish Day School on Jan. 29. The thinking was more: That boy (who happens to be not my religion) is doing something fun and, good gracious, I’ve got to get […]

Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved Jews in the Shoah

Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved Jews in the Shoah

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  Chiune Sugihara is hardly a household name. A partnership of Holocaust educators in Milwaukee wants to change that. A staged reading of a play, “Chiune Sugihara: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust,” will be presented at Cardinal Stritch University on Wednesday, March 21, thanks to the efforts of Shay Pilnik, executive director of the Nathan […]