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  • A Shabbat prayer for the victims of the Sikh shooting

    August 8, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    This prayer was written to recite for the victims and survivors of the Aug. 5 shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.  Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva, wrote the prayer on behalf of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, which distributed it to congregations...

  • Express your solidarity with Wisconsin’s Sikh community

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    In the wake of Sunday’s shooting in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six dead and three more wounded, over 2,000 people have submitted e-notes expressing solidarity for Wisconsin’s Sikh community, including “Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Unitarian...

  • In Wisconsin, Jews seek ways to help Sikhs after Milwaukee shooting

    August 7, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Almost as soon as she heard the news about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Elana Kahn-Oren’s phone started ringing.

    As director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Kahn-Oren fielded call after call from concerned area...

  • Religious groups urge understanding following Sikh Temple shooting

    August 6, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Religious groups are calling for tolerance after six people were killed in a shooting attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

    The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, the...

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  • Voluntary recall issued for some kosher shredded cheeses

    January 2, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The World Cheese Co., producer of Haolam and Miller’s kosher cheese products, issued a voluntary recall of some shredded cheese packaged in a Wisconsin plant.

    It is the first time in 110 years that the company has issued a recall, according to a statement on the company’s Web...

  • Russ Feingold will not run for Senate or Wisconsin governor

    August 19, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Former senator Russ Feingold has taken himself out of contention for both a Wisconsin Senate seat and a run for governor.

    In an email to supporters Friday morning, Feingold explained that he wanted to devote himself to teaching at Marquette Law School, where has been working since...

  • The Triangle Waist Factory fire and the laws of holiness

    March 24, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    This week, in Parashah Shmini, we learn the laws of Kashrut.  We often think of Kashrut as a hoq, a mysterious commandment that we follow only because our Torah says that God wants us to.  But Kashrut is also a mishpat, a commandment informed by values and virtues that we can...

  • On Wisconsin, Fight, Fight, Fight

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 15, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    During his 1948 presidential campaign against underdog Democrat Harry S. Truman, Republican Thomas E. Dewey was on the campaign trail. As a crowd surged toward the back of his train, an irritated Dewey told the crowd, “That’s the first lunatic I’ve had for an engineer. He...

  • Letters to the Editor: J Street, Wisconsin, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

    March 9, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Traffic Going in Both Directions on J Street

    I would like to add my congratulations, to the many he has already received, to David Suissa for again having written an excellent, incisive and rational article, “J Street Needs Another Lane” (March 4) to complement his “Israel...

  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds of need for unions

    March 8, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fire-proof building at the corner of Manhattan’s Washington Place and Greene Street, near Washington Square Park.

    In the bedlam precipitated by the...

  • From the Triangle Fire through Madison Wisconsin: What is to be done?

    March 7, 2011 | 10:52 am

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that took place in New York City a century ago is now being memorialized in programs across the country. It took that fire on March 25, 1911, and the deaths of 146 innocent garment workers – mostly women, mostly Jewish, mostly immigrants – to...

  • The Torah of Wisconsin – the Bread and Roses edition

    March 4, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Rose Schneiderman was a Jewish immigrant from Poland who lived in New York City at the turn of the last century and campaigned for workers’ rights, better wages and secure safer working conditions. She served in FDR’s brain trust and was a co-founder of the ACLU. During the fight...

  • Wis. governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values

    February 28, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the community members who had crammed into the North Gallery.

    Below us, the Capitol Rotunda was teeming...

  • Wisconsin is a Jewish issue

    February 25, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    There are moments – this is one such – when I envy America’s Roman Catholic Church.  I felt that way back in 1983 when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a remarkable pastoral letter on war and peace, and again in 1986 with the USCCB letter on Catholic Social...

  • The Torah of Wisconsin

    February 25, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    In the streets of Madison, we can hear the echoes of Torah. From Moses to Maimonides to modern day Rabbis across the country, Jews have a long and lively history of supporting the rights of working people. Rabbis Bonnie Margulis and Jonathan Biatch recently reported from Wisconsin...

  • Jews joining union showdown in Wisconsin over gov’s proposal

    February 23, 2011 | 10:42 am

    A growing number of Jews in Wisconsin are joining the protests in Madison against a budget-cutting proposal by the governor to eliminate most collective-bargaining rights for public-sector employees.

    “Judaism has long stood for the rights of the worker, beginning with the biblical...

  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Streets

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 21, 2011 | 11:03 am

    The power has gone out in a typical American town.  Wait—it’s not just the electricity.  The phones don’t work, either.  Portable radios are dead.  Cars won’t start. 

    But then lawn mowers and cars and lights inexplicably start and stop on their own. What’s going on?  A...

  • Gabe Carimi: Star in shul and on the football field [ROSEBOWL FEATURE]

    December 28, 2010 | 9:37 am

    Gabe Carimi already knows that Yom Kippur won’t fall on a Sunday for at least the next 20 years.

    The star left tackle at the University of Wisconsin looked up the dates in anticipation of being a potential first-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft. But first, Carimi will end his...

  • As Feingold exits, Senate loses a principled liberal

    November 9, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    The speech that Russ Feingold gave to end his career in the U.S. Senate was much like his career itself: by turns crystal clear, obscure, ornery, defiant and gracious—and quoting a fellow Great Plains Jew to boot.

    “But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free, I’ve...

  • American ideas boost bid to get Israelis to work

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    One advocacy group's look at the problem
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    Eti Sharabi walked through the glass doors and marveled at the shining hardwood floors and the walls splashed with green and orange, making this space feel more like a sleek advertising or architectural firm than...

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