Jack Nusan Porter


Why Wisconsin Was a Great State To Grow Up Jewish

By Jack Nusan Porter

Why Wisconsin Was a Great State To Grow Up Jewish
Jack Nusan Porter arrived in America in 1946 as a baby son of poor immigrants. In Wisconsin, he found prosperity, tolerance — and a great state to grow up Jewish.Read More


Of Golda Meir, Laverne and Shirley and 8 Other Facts About (Jewish) Wisconsin

By Jack Nusan Porter

Of Golda Meir, Laverne and Shirley and 8 Other Facts About (Jewish) Wisconsin
1) Wisconsin has only 50,000 Jews in a state with about 5.9 million people. Sixty percent, 30,000, of them live in Metro Milwaukee and only 4.500 live in the city of Milwaukee itself (out of 600,000) or less than one percent in the city and less than one percent in the entire state.Read More


Cabaret Nights: Tales of One Rabbi’s Short-Lived Pulpit in Paradise

By Jack Nusan Porter

For a month before and a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks, I was the southernmost rabbi in the continental United States or, as my brother liked to say, the “Key Vester Rebbe.”My memories of those days resurfaced recently when I read “Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret” (University of Chicago Press, 2003), by two UniversityRead More



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