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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.
While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin.
Whether you are new to town or entering a new phase in your life, the Valley’s Jewish community offers many ways to get involved.
Kit Cassak has always loved taking photographs, but it wasn’t until she retired as a teacher and executive administrative assistant that she began taking her photography to a new level.
Jewish News received hundreds of submissions for this year’s Hanukkah art contest. Thank you to all the synagogues and schools who spread the word and to all the young artists who participated. The winning piece, featured on the cover of this issue, is by Rachel Milrad, 8, a student at Torah Day School of Phoenix. On these pages are some of the other beautiful submissions we received and others can be found on our website, jewishaz.com.
A play chronicling the story of a Polish Catholic woman who risked her life to save 2,500 Jewish children during World War II is coming to Arizona for the first time.
NEW YORK — The opening number in the Broadway musical “Falsettos” – currently on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre – is called “Four Jews in a Room Bitching.”
LOS ANGELES – Kirk Douglas — actor, director, producer, author, philanthropist and Torah student — is celebrating his 100th birthday on Friday, and there is a special treat in store for the centenarian.
These last several weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least. The upheaval on the political scene has caused me consternation, distress, woe, and, finally, (some) acceptance. We are going into uncharted waters. And when I’m feeling uneasy, I tend to retreat into the one consistently calming elixir that soothes my nerves and gives me the space for some self-reflection: jazz. It may seem like a peculiar remedy. But in my experience, I’ve found that jazz, especially of the mid-tempo variety, has the uncanny ability to lend me a bit of comfort as well as the opportunity to pause and take stock of the world in all of its perplexing pulchritude.
Local artist Sara Becker will combine two of her passions – yoga and art – in her upcoming show, “Upward Facing.”
Thoughts are running a little deep in Gigglyville.
Belmont Village Senior Living Scottsdale recently hosted a reception and recognition ceremony for the World War II veterans living at the facility. In honor of these veterans, Belmont commissioned photographer Thomas Sanders to create the “American Heroes: Portraits of Service” to preserve and display the heroic tales of these veterans.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.