Israel

My Shabbat in Jerusalem, my bike ride through Israel

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David Barash is cantor with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun of River Hills. He wrote these blog posts while on sabbatical in Israel, where he participated in the Israel Ride in November, 2017. For a link to more blog posts, visit CEEBJ.org or JewishChronicle.org. Shabbat in Jerusalem Oct. 19, 2017 There’s something special about preparing for Shabbat […]

JCC staff delegation visited Israel

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  WHITEFISH BAY ­– The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center sent a delegation of staff and leadership on an 11 day trip to Israel in February. The delegation, a diverse cross-section of JCC professional staff, visited Feb. 11-22 with stops in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Sovev Kinnert region. The JCC delegation […]

Bill to bar Israel boycott under review

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  A bill to bar the state from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel has been under review in Madison. The bill has been approved by legislative committees and by the Assembly and is awaiting further review in the state Senate. Elana Kahn, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, […]

Poll: Which Israeli city would you most want to visit right now?

Poll: Which Israeli city would you most want to visit right now?

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The largest city in Israel is Jerusalem, with a population of about 900,000. The next largest city, Tel Aviv, is approaching a half-million. Other cities on our list hover around the 200,000 range. Which city would you most want to visit right now?

Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

Opinion: Local rabbis say Israel should ‘shelter the powerless’

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  From its pre-state days, Israel has aspired to be both a light to the nations and a normal country like any other. These two countervailing goals were articulated by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. He often spoke to the aspiration that Israel should become, in the language of Isaiah, “a light to the […]

Birthright extends age range to 32

Birthright extends age range to 32

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  NEW YORK – Birthright Israel, which gifts trips to Israel for Jewish young adults, has created a new age category for the first time since the organization’s founding in 1999. Birthright Israel trip options for 27 to 32-year-olds are to be introduced this summer, in addition to the standard programming available for 18 to 26-year-olds. The increase in Birthright Israel’s maximum eligible age […]

Land of Milk and Honey? Milwaukee man can sell you some of that.

Land of Milk and Honey? Milwaukee man can sell you some of that.

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  The Torah tells us that when G-d spoke to Moses at the burning bush, He said the Israelites would be redeemed in “a land flowing with milk and honey,” referring to the Land of Canaan, which became known as the Land of Israel. According to Justin Lubin — a Milwaukeean by way of Worcester, […]