International

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 […]

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

Holocaust education ramped up at Milwaukee Public Schools

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  MILWAUKEE – Shay Pilnik, local Holocaust educator, asked about 35 kids a question: What does “standing by” mean? In the very back of the room, 14-year-old Melissa’s hand flew up, followed by an answer: “To not do anything at all.” Yes, said Pilnik, executive director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of […]

Visiting doctors treat Syrian children

Visiting doctors treat Syrian children

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  MILWAUKEE – When a community group from the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul visited Israel in November 2016, they visited the Kinneret College, a winery, a water management installation and a hospital, among other spots. When the group of about a dozen from the St. Paul Jewish community visited Baruch Padeh Medical Center, […]

Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters

Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters

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  Gov. Scott Walker signed an Israel-related bill into law on April 3, in the presence of several activists and political figures. The legislation bars the state from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel. The law applies to companies, not people, and only to contracts in excess of $100,000. Pictured from left to […]

Nicolet teens on BBYO International Board

Nicolet teens on BBYO International Board

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  For the first time in 14 years, the Wisconsin Region has a member on the BBYO International Board. Actually, make that two members. Both from Nicolet High School. Liam McLean and Blair Wales, both Nicolet juniors, have both joined the 12-member board. McLean has been elected a grand aleph shaliach (vice president of Judaic […]

Poll: Do you think Israel should offer asylum to refugees?

Poll: Do you think Israel should offer asylum to refugees?

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially canceled an agreement made with the United Nations that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to Western countries. The cancellation on April 3 came a day after the agreement was first announced and hours after the prime minister said he would freeze the deal in order to […]