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Yes, there is a dog called the ‘National Breed of Israel’

From the time he was 4 weeks old, Avi was a stunner. He wasn’t much larger than the palm of David Golden’s hand, but even then, as a little black-and-white fluff ball, it was clear he was destined for greatness.

Wednesday 11/08/2017
‘You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish’ comes to the Valley
Posted: November 08, 2017

For Gina Gold, growing up black and Jewish in New York City wasn’t easy.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Jewish director brings laughs, bright colors to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Posted: November 01, 2017

In “Thor: Ragnarok,” director Taika Waititi evolves the hammer-wielder’s franchise into a self-aware intergalactic comedy that provides big laughs in addition to a ton of CGI fights. As Thor himself explains in the opening, “Thor: Ragnarok” answers the question of where Asgard’s first son and Hulk were during the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
A Holocaust tale of two families
Posted: October 25, 2017

As Jews of a certain age, haven’t many of us thought that were it not for the grace of God or our grandparents’ or parents’ courage in leaving their homes, the Nazi killing machine may have gotten us?

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
New Israeli novel is a page-turner
Posted: September 27, 2017

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon … when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret,” Charles Dickens muses in “A Tale of Two Cities.” The same voyeurism inspires Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s popular novel “Three Floors Up,” available in English in October.

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Table settings, inventive game enliven festive gatherings
Posted: September 27, 2017

Food is always my focus when it comes to planning a get-together, and the holidays amplify that emphasis.

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Discovering the superpower of community
Posted: September 27, 2017

The home my parents provided for my sisters and me was one filled with love and respect, but something was missing. Being that we were an interfaith family — Mom was raised Irish Catholic while my father was raised Jewish — the concepts of faith and religion were rarely discussed. They were able to provide me with everything I ever asked for — I wanted for nothing.

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From mini horses to balloon art, expo showcases wide range of ways to spice up an event
Posted: September 27, 2017

Prince Charming’s recent appearance at a “bark mitzvah” was a real dog-and-pony show. You see, Prince Charming is a miniature horse.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Local residents advocate vegan diet, Vegan Challenge
Posted: September 20, 2017

When Valley resident Helen Jaffa had open-heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm nine years ago, she knew she needed to do something big to improve her health. After years of pestering from her vegan daughter, Jaffa made the decision to go completely vegan, becoming part of a trend that’s on the rise.

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