Before Rabbi David Rebibo arrived in Phoenix in 1965, the city’s Jewish population numbered about 10,000. There was no Jewish day school, those who kept kosher had to go out of town for kosher cheese and meat products, and Phoenix’s only Orthodox congregation, located downtown, had difficult…



Beth Emeth Congregation’s West Valley Jewish Film Festival has been a staple not just for the synagogue, but for the Sun City community as well. According to Irene Leher, festival co-chairman, this annual event brings together many Jewish and non-Jewish area residents.

Call it what you want it — the “gospel” tour, the “born-again” tour, the “Christian” tour — but it was clear in November 1979 that Dylan, perhaps the world’s most famous Jewish musician, had developed a strong relationship with the Christian faith.

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The fires that have been raging through Australia are devastating. And they have been the focus of much discussion about climate change and the need for vigilance, careful planning and an increased focus on ecological issues. Nonetheless, there are still those who refuse to acknowledge the e…

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