MILWAUKEE — As a young girl growing up in Connecticut, Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, who sits on Wisconsin’s second highest tribunal and is now running for state Supreme Court, made what many would consider an unusual, albeit mature decision: She refused a bat mitzvah.
A Wisconsin lawmaker has recorded a stunning video urging listeners to convert to Christianity. Jewish leaders are condemning Rep. Scott Allen’s holiday plea, which was recorded at a state-owned studio and sent to constituents via his official state email account.
A prominent sculpture has been removed from Milwaukee’s lakefront after a blogger discovered anti-Semitic messages concealed in it. Is there more to the story than meets the eye — or less?
Suburban Milwaukee public school students received an unexpected lesson in civics when they sought to build a sukkah — and Jewish parents stood up to object.
Ryan Braun faces the challenge of winning back fans when he returns to baseball. If any group can forgive the Hebrew Hammer, it’s Milwaukee’s Jews.
At Wisconsin’s Capitol building, in Madison, rabbis and other members of the state’s Jewish community have been a visible presence as protests have swelled in support of state and local public worker unions. But the community’s biggest and most politically influential bodies — its two federations and affiliated community relations councils — have been conspicuously silent.