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Mayim Bialik, new voice of SodaStream, lauds Israeli company’s ‘diversity’

Mayim Bialik, a star on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” launched a witty new video campaign last week for SodaStream, succeeding actress Scarlett Johansson as the official pitchwoman for the Israeli beverage carbonation company.

Wednesday 07/12/2017
AJHS launches Summer Music Series
Posted: July 12, 2017

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Summer Music series makes its debut 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, with “A Tour of Jewish Europe Through Classical Music Starring Chris and Johnny Rice” at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, in the Lewkowitz Sanctuary.

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What did Israel’s ancient kings wear? Textile discovery provides ‘hints’
Posted: July 12, 2017

A newly published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Distributor thrilled by Israeli film’s unexpected U.S. success
Posted: July 05, 2017

The Israeli film “The Women’s Balcony,” which is set in a traditional Orthodox community in Jerusalem, has become an unexpected box office hit both in Israel and the United States.

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New book goes behind the scenes of Chasidic musical heritage with anecdotes and memories
Posted: July 05, 2017

You don’t need to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, “Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Reflections.” You just need to be someone who wants to learn about the adventures of the author, a man who has done more than anyone else in our time to discover, record and transmit the treasures of Chasidic music.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business
Posted: June 21, 2017

Amid Scottsdale’s high summer temperatures, Gabby Loeff, 18, is just as feverishly embracing her commissioned artwork as a way to help pay for college tuition.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Free PBS documentary series returns to Chandler Public Library
Posted: June 14, 2017

Chandler’s Downtown Public Library is presenting its free annual documentary film series, “Get Reel,” this summer from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 12. The films will be screened in the Copper Room on the second floor of the Downtown Library located at 22 S. Delaware St.

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Phoenix Art Museum brings Israeli doc to film festival
Posted: June 14, 2017

The theme of the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2017 Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival is “Why Can’t We Live Together?” The film series presents a broad range of films that resonate with current events.

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Discover the healing power of expressing gratitude
Posted: June 14, 2017

Six months ago, when Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, it is likely that most of us acknowledged the blessings of a good life. At the midway mark, I ask you, how often have you expressed gratitude since then? According to a 2011 Harvard Mental Health Letter, people who routinely express gratitude sleep better, go to the doctor less often and show less depressive symptoms. It is amazing how many positive correlates there are to gratitude. So many, in fact, that you’d think we’d all be chasing after it all the time. So why aren’t we?

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