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NAU students develop Bedzin exhibit

An exhibit curated by undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University’s Martin-Springer Institute – “Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto” – is on display through Oct. 14 in the lobby of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. An opening reception was held on Sept. 11.

Monday 09/12/2016
New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
Posted: September 12, 2016

In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him from the Nazis.

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Friday 09/09/2016
Barbra Streisand to chair arts center at 9/11 site
Posted: September 09, 2016

Barbra Streisand has been named chairwoman of the board of a performing arts center to be built at the site of the World Trade Center attacks.

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Wednesday 09/07/2016
British producer Brian Eno orders Israeli dance troupe to stop using his music
Posted: September 07, 2016

British composer and producer Brian Eno, a longtime supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, has ordered an Israeli dance company to stop using his music.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Book teaches an easy lesson in miracles
Posted: August 31, 2016

Are you looking for a children’s book home run? Rabbi Jason Bonder hits one out of the ballpark with his newly published children’s book, “Miracles Like You and Me.”

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Rabbi’s book examines ‘Torah of the Heart’
Posted: August 31, 2016

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, president and dean of Valley Beit Midrash, released his 10th book, “Torah of the Street, Torah of the Heart,” in July.

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Finding a 97-year-old lantzman in paradise
Posted: August 31, 2016

Pacific Grove, California, has been dubbed “Butterfly Town, USA,” “America’s Last Hometown” and more since it was founded in 1875. But to me, Pacific Grove is “Paradise at the Tip of the Monterey Peninsula.” Although this is my fifth summer on the peninsula (located 118 miles south of San Francisco), I continue to be mesmerized by the ocean (that can change from dishwater gray to sapphire blue, depending on whims of the sun) and the flowers: roses, bougainvillea and many more glorious flowers everywhere.

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Mel Brooks and other stars mourn passing of Gene Wilder
Posted: August 30, 2016

It was a sad day in Hollywood yesterday (Aug. 29) as the world learned that Gene Wilder, one of the most beloved comic actors of the ’70s and ’80s, had passed away the day before at the age of 83.

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In 'Blazing Saddles,' Gene Wilder helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance
Posted: August 30, 2016

Last year, I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks' 1974 Western parody "Blazing Saddles." In the onstage interview that followed, Brooks, then 89, was beside himself in his delight at sharing his 42-year-old comedy with a real live audience.

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