Opinions

For Mother’s Day: Memories of mom are forever tied to ‘Chia’s Fish’ 

For Mother’s Day: Memories of mom are forever tied to ‘Chia’s Fish’ 

Posted on: May 5, 2021 | 23 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  There is a beautiful Yiddish expression, Ein mama dergreykht mer vi a hundert lerers, which translates as “One mother achieves more than a hundred teachers.”  I was my mom’s (OBM) best pupil. I loved to learn from her and she loved to teach me. Our time together was priceless but as her health began […]

Editor’s Desk: Learned outrage in America 

Posted on: May 4, 2021 | 22 Iyyar 5781 by Rob Golub

  I’m astonished at how naïve I was as an undergraduate at Hofstra University on Long Island. I thought I was doing something. I now understand it as a nice memory, a little bit of action for the good, but so focused on a detail. I was lost in the woods and couldn’t see the […]

Opinion: Clarity on vaccinations and social distance guidelines

Opinion: Clarity on vaccinations and social distance guidelines

Posted on: March 31, 2021 | 18 Nisan 5781 by Rob Golub

  Now is the time to be optimistic about the COVID-19 pandemic. Armed with vaccination and knowledge, you should plan to hug your grandchildren and grandparents, eat dinner with your neighbor and close friends, and see a return to some semblance of “normal life” in the very near future – maybe even now.  Let’s clarify […]

Commentary: Rep. Jamie Raskin and Jewish resilience 

Posted on: March 2, 2021 | 18 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Could there be anything more anguishing to a parent than the death – and a death by suicide at that – of a child? From my long experience as a psychiatrist, I don’t know what that could be.   How do you, if ever, get over that loss in a productive way? Besides the incalculable […]

My pandemic year: I’ve had time to think … about time. 

Posted on: March 2, 2021 | 18 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  I am approaching the anniversary of my pandemic experience. On the second Friday of March last year, I was in the middle of giving a presentation in my AP psychology class when the anticipated announcement came suddenly over the loudspeakers: “The Whitefish Bay School Board has deliberated over every option … we have met […]

Opinion: A wish fulfilled – hen Chabad initiated public menorahs, there was vehement opposition 

Posted on: February 10, 2021 | 28 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  The sponsorship – by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center – of a giant menorah on the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge was an historic milestone.   The lighting of public menorahs has inspired untold numbers, reigniting their Jewish flames. From the White House lawn to the Eiffel […]

My Morocco: A journey in search of my heritage 

My Morocco: A journey in search of my heritage 

Posted on: February 8, 2021 | 26 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  In 2013 when I was in graduate school, I was walking to one of my classes in the business school when I saw a big sign calling to boycott an Israeli–themed lunch scheduled for that week.   I looked at the sign and saw that it alleged the Israeli lunch menu was “expropriating Arab cuisine […]

My pandemic life 

My pandemic life 

Posted on: January 11, 2021 | 27 Tevet 5781 by Rob Golub

  When the pandemic began, I was shocked and disoriented at how abruptly our lives were shuttered. Restaurants, theaters, “non-essential” stores and businesses of every variety were suddenly closed. In short order, satellite images showed how the planet’s measurable heat, light and pollution plummeted in an instant when the tumult and consumption of human life […]

Milwaukee librarian Amy Waldman has options for those with vision loss or health issues 

Milwaukee librarian Amy Waldman has options for those with vision loss or health issues 

Posted on: January 7, 2021 | 23 Tevet 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Reading is one of life’s great pleasures and for a lot of people, retirement means more time to read. But for some older readers, vision loss or other health issues can limit the ability to read a physical book.   Before starting library school, I was vaguely aware of the options for readers with visual […]

My Journey to Jewish community 

Posted on: January 7, 2021 | 23 Tevet 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  I moved to Milwaukee in my mid-20s, for love, and knew very few Jews for the first three years. I worked in the nonprofit sector and we lived on the east side of Milwaukee.  When I was pregnant with my first child, I started swimming at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community […]