Israel

Federation offered ‘First 7 Minutes’ training

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Would people at local faith-based institutions know what to do in the first minutes of a medical crisis? Now, thanks to local training offered through a partnership between Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Magen David Adom, many have been given training for a good foundation in initial response. The training made the Federation the first organization in the United States to bring the “First 7 Minutes” lessons from Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster and ambulance services to non-medical personnel in America. The Federation sponsored Magen David Adom’s First 7...

Editor’s Desk: On Israel, the truth takes a beating in local media

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I’m usually a passionate defender of the media. I’ll be with friends or family or out in the world somewhere, or on the phone with a reader. I’ll be told the New York Times or some other media organization is anti-Israel. They say it to me in particular because I’ve worked in the media most […]

Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan oppose boycott condemnation bill

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House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement, but local representatives see it differently

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

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Do you work at a local faith-based institution? Would you know what to do in the first seven minutes of a medical crisis? Milwaukee Jewish Federation has spots available for Magen David Adom’s “First 7 Minutes” training, to be held locally in four-hour slots from July 15-17, 2019. The training provides guidance on what to […]

Time to say Lehitraot … My term as shlichah is at an end

Time to say Lehitraot … My term as shlichah is at an end

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Time is a peculiar thing. The last two years seemed to pass so quickly it felt like it went by in a minute, yet so many life-changing moments happened since we got to Milwaukee.   The decision to go on shlichutwas probably the biggest decision we had to make as a family. We hardly knew anything about Milwaukee (except that […]

Aliyah: Q&A with Michael Eglash, formerly of Milwaukee

Aliyah: Q&A with Michael Eglash, formerly of Milwaukee

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I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Israel. I met with as many Israeli friends as I could. One of those friends was Michael Eglash, who I’ve known since 1990. I met Eglash when I was a junior at Riverside University High School. It was a time in my life when I was becoming […]

Walk for Israel returns to Downtown Milwaukee

Walk for Israel returns to Downtown Milwaukee

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The Milwaukee-area Walk for Israel, the largest annual pro-Israel event in the state, is returning to Downtown Milwaukee this year. It will be led by a new ambulance beforeit’s put into service in Israel. The walk this year will also offer music in “silence,” a nod to a time of year when some observant Jews […]

Yom HaZikaron commemoration to recall the missing

Yom HaZikaron commemoration to recall the missing

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The local commemoration of Yom HaZikaron, the Israeli Memorial Day, is to focus this year on fallen soldiers whose final resting place is unknown. Although loss through military service is a horror for any family, not having remains can create its own kind of grief. For families, it can be “like a wound that doesn’t […]

Israeli spacecraft circles Earth

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The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has been circling the Earth on its way to the moon. The unmanned mission is to make Israel the fourth country to reach the moon, after Russia, the United States and China. The lunar lander is expected to touch down on the moon in early to mid-April. On Feb. 24, Beresheet’s […]