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New Israeli novel is a page-turner

“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.

Wednesday 09/27/2017
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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A Yom Kippur break-the-fast buffet
Posted: September 20, 2017

The general rule of a break-the-fast meal seems to be simple, relatively light and requiring minimal day-of preparation.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Out & About: Sept. 8, 2017
Posted: September 06, 2017

This Community page features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to photos@jewishaz.com by 10 a.m. Monday.

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Plenty of fun ‘beach reads’ left
Posted: September 06, 2017

It’s always the same: As soon as Labor Day passes, mainstream magazines and newspapers bemoan the passing of summer, as though it’s an immutable fact that warmer days are done once September arrives.

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Reaching out to ASU Jewish students, one bagel at a time
Posted: September 06, 2017

Something as simple as a warm bagel is connecting Jewish students of all backgrounds at Arizona State University.

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