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Local Jewish community reacts to controversial Polish law

As a teen roaming the Polish countryside trying to evade the Nazis, Morris Friebaum saw the best and worst of the Polish people.

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Jewish orgs, advocates attend Secular Day at Capitol

On Monday, people from all across the state gathered in Phoenix for the third annual Secular Day at the Capitol, for a day of advocacy and education, meetings with legislators, tours of the Capitol and keeping up-to-date on the most important church-state separation issues facing Arizona.

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Arizona Musicfest commemorates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the legendary Jewish American conductor and composer, Arizona Musicfest’s presents “Beethoven & Bernstein.”

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Religious Life

One rabbi’s reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast

Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1–27:19

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Special Section: Camp & School Guide

Trampolines to travel: Valley JCCs offer a wealth of camp options for school breaks and the summer

Jewish summer camps offer an immersive experience that boosts participants’ level of engagement with the Jewish community for years to come, as was shown by a 2011 study by the Foundation for Jewish Camps. For parents seeking to cement their children’s connection to Judaism while staying closer to home, the East Valley JCC (EVJCC) and the Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) both offer a wide variety of options.

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Think again before deporting Africans

Friends of Israel — and Israelis themselves — like to boast that despite the tough neighborhood the country is in, walking the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is safer than the streets of New York, Chicago or Washington. While that may or may not be true, it is clear that Israel is safer than Rwanda and Uganda. So the talk of sending some 20,000 of the 38,000 African migrants now living in Israel to these countries raises some concerns.

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