International

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 consult with members of his government coalition as well as the residents of southern Tel Aviv, where many of the migrants live. “In the past 24 hours, I have held many consultations with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, with professionals and...

‘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. […]

‘A History of Judaism’ reveals diversity

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  A Jewish joke exists in which a synagogue’s members dispute what was and should be the traditional practice during their worship service. They ask the only surviving congregational founder to resolve the matter — only to learn that the argument is the tradition. Such divergences permeate the history of the Jewish religion. So contends […]

Opinion: U.S. paper tariffs impact the Chronicle

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  If you’re whitewater rafting and notice some unexpectedly busy rapids up ahead, best to give it your full attention. Here at the Chronicle, we can see the white froth just around the bend. It has our attention. What shall we do? The tussle over international trade has come home to the Chronicle. As you […]

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 […]

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 […]

With BBYO trip, I found my way

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  Judaism is a word rooted in its profound history, and kept alive by its thriving posterity.  I didn’t fully understand this sentiment until last summer. On July 13, 2017, I ventured to the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania where it always rained, and where Wi-Fi was scarce. I attended a fully immersive Jewish program called […]