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Jewish Social Services to resettle at least 25 Afghans fleeing regime change

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  Jewish Social Services of Madison is expecting to resettle about 25 refugees fleeing Afghanistan after the rapid regime change in that country.   “The state of Wisconsin is supposed to be receiving 399 Afghans through the crisis that’s currently unfolding. Dane County we will be getting 25,” said Executive Director Dawn Berney, referring the collapse of the Afghan government in August after the United States made plans to fully withdraw troops. Berney interviewed in late September.   Jewish Social Services is one of six agencies in the state that resettles refugees, and it is...

The Water Council, seeking global reach, grants $10,000 prize for Israeli water equipment product  

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  MILWAUKEE – The Water Council, a Third Ward-based nonprofit that encourages freshwater innovation, has granted a key award to an Israeli product after its developers connected with Jewish Milwaukee.  The Water Council’s corporate sponsors selected PANI, an Israeli water equipment product, as the winner of a spring 2021 Tech Challenge.   PANI was created by […]

Deborah Lipstadt awaits confirmation as antisemitism envoy 

Deborah Lipstadt awaits confirmation as antisemitism envoy 

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  Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, is awaiting Senate confirmation to serve as the State Department’s antisemitism envoy.  President Joe Biden announced Lipstadt as his pick in late July. In August, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on the Senate to confirm her so she can begin work in this “critical moment,” […]

Deborah Lipstadt is Biden’s pick for antisemitism envoy 

Deborah Lipstadt is Biden’s pick for antisemitism envoy 

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  President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy, according to media reports.  The White House alerted top Biden supporters of the pick, which has been expected for weeks, on Thursday night, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned.  Lipstadt is perhaps best […]

We must make it work – I’m an ER doctor in Israel, from Wisconsin, and I was here for the rockets

We must make it work – I’m an ER doctor in Israel, from Wisconsin, and I was here for the rockets

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 A May 21 cease-fire ended 11 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas, which rules Gaza. Jeffrey Green, author of this article, is a Wisconsin physician who was there during the conflict. More photos at end of article.  As an emergency physician and a dual American and Israeli citizen residing in Tel Aviv, I want to live life, […]

Yom HaAtzmaut – or Israeli Independence Day – to be marked with Israeli music star Kobi Oz

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  This year, you can virtually celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut Israeli style, with a renowned Israeli musician’s performance.   Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day, is often celebrated in Israel with barbecues and family time in the park. The nighttime features stages with music, like Summerfest, but spread across 20 to 30 different cities in Israel, according […]