International

Wisconsin scholar uses ground radar for Holocaust tunnel

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A 20-minute drive from Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius, the Ponar forest once stood witness to the gruesome devastation of the Holocaust. From 1941 to 1943, between 80,000 and 100,000 Jewish people had been shot and buried in mass burial pits and graves in the forest. While in the Ponar forest, Dr. Harry Jol remembered […]

Jewish learning for kids – in Sheboygan

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SHEBOYGAN – If you visited Congregation Beth El in Sheboygan on a Thursday afternoon, you might find Deb Intravaia teaching the synagogue’s youngest kids their Aleph-Bet or helping them bake challah. Intravaia’s class has been meeting weekly since November with four children between K4 and second grade. Though the class is small, it caters to […]

Remembering a horrific camp known for art

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  A spring series of local events focuses on creativity during the Holocaust, looking deeply at how art was part of the lives of people and children imprisoned in a Czech concentration camp. People created art in many of the camps used by Germans to imprison Jews and others, but what happened at Terezin was […]

Jordan River Village – gem of partnership region – wins prize

Jordan River Village – gem of partnership region – wins prize

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  JERUSALEM — Musician Itzhak Perlman’s prize fund granted more than $500,000 to 14 projects that will bring classical art to people with disabilities, among them an initiative at the Jordan River Village. The Jordan River Village, located within Milwaukee’s Sovev Kinneret partnership region in northern Israel, has seen many visitors from Wisconsin-based missions. The […]

Poll: Falafel or shawarma?

Poll: Falafel or shawarma?

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Students: Ethics aside, Madison Student Council criticizes Israel

Students: Ethics aside, Madison Student Council criticizes Israel

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  MADISON – Unethical, intimidating and undemocratic tactics preceded the approval of a Student Council resolution critical of Israel on Wednesday night, according to pro-Israel students at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Pro-Israel Jewish students were feeling hurt and disappointed after student government approved a resolution calling attention to various progressive causes while also criticizing […]

Second vote held after Madison divestment fails

Second vote held after Madison divestment fails

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  MADISON — After rejecting a non-binding resolution in March calling for divestment from Israel, Madison student government moved in April to consider creating a new Financial Transparency and Ethics subcommittee, according to The Daily Cardinal. It reportedly did so with some Jewish students not present, due to Passover. In March, student representatives had proposed […]