International

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, also sometimes called Poriya hospital, they knew they’d stumbled onto a story that needed to be told. Now, four medical professionals from this Israeli hospital that treats Syrian children – under a program that’s shrouded in some secrecy –...

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 […]

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 […]

When ‘Curious George’ escaped from the Nazis

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  Perhaps you remember your parents reading “Curious George” books to you when you were a child? Or, maybe you’re familiar with “Curious George” because you’ve read the books to your own children? For those who don’t know, “Curious George” is a fictitious brown-colored monkey who was taken from his home in Africa by “The […]