While growing up in her Chasidic community in Brooklyn, transgender activist Abby Stein never heard anything negative or hateful about transgender individuals or the larger LGBTQ community. It was a subject that was never spoken of. Ironically, she wished the people around her had said somet…


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Haylie Gamiel Green becomes a bat mitzvah on Sept. 21, 2019, at Congregation Or Tzion. She is the daughter of Kim and Evan Green of Scottsdale.


Because it’s not actually a crime — and even if it were, the statute of limitations surely would have expired by now — Fred Raskin has a confession: When he was too young to buy a ticket to an R-rated movie, his mother would do it for him, buying two tickets, depositing her son in the theater, and then heading out to do something else.

Entering its 18th year, the Red Rocks Music Festival has brought some of the best contemporary classical musicians to Arizona and executive director Moshe Bukshpan is excited about celebrating a meaningful anniversary. 

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Almost two decades into the 21st century, few people — and they’re getting fewer with each passing day — deny that the scourge of anti-Semitism we so triumphantly relegated to the pages of the 20th century has reared its ugly head once more.

Even more than Jerusalem, the city of Hebron, 17 miles to the south on the West Bank, is a c…

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