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Israeli film ‘Abulele’ gets US release

Ten-year-old Adam is lonely. At home, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Massuah, his parents — still grieving for Adam’s older brother, who died in a car accident a year ago — barely notice him as he gathers his things and leaves.

Wednesday 04/04/2018
The Valley’s Ben Sinclair dishes on the story behind his hit HBO show
Posted: April 04, 2018

Growing up in Scottsdale, Ben Sinclair was active in Temple Kol Ami’s youth group and even served as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp in California. So how did this nice Jewish boy end up selling pot in Brooklyn?

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
Jewish designer has royal hit on her hands
Posted: March 21, 2018

From Twitter to Facebook, from Ireland’s Independent to Vanity Fair, people were talking about Meghan Markle’s shirt.

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
Jewish teens get special film festival screening
Posted: February 07, 2018

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, which starts on Sunday, has been around for more than two decades, and over the years it has developed a day where teens from seventh to 12 grades can attend a pre-selected film with their parents to learn more about their Jewish heritage.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Local cantors react to Neal Diamond’s retirement
Posted: January 31, 2018

Neil Diamond, the legendary singer-songwriter behind such hits as “Sweet Caroline” and “Cherry Cherry,” announced last Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease and is retiring from concert touring.

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Wednesday 01/24/2018
This Anatevka Life: Ira Glass on how ‘Fiddler’ inspired his storytelling
Posted: January 24, 2018

When Ira Glass, the host and producer of the National Public Radio (NPR) program “This American Life,” saw a performance of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” last year, he was surprised by his reaction.

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Wednesday 12/27/2017
The Holy Land through American eyes
Posted: December 27, 2017

There’s the Kotel, the Western Wall, in 1859, not much different than it is today. There are tourists outside Jerusalem in 1867. There are Polish Jews staring into a camera in 1867, while their counterparts from Yemen do the same in 1900.

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Wednesday 12/20/2017
Belly up to the (cookie) bar
Posted: December 20, 2017

As the baking season is upon us, I am attempting to streamline my recipes and techniques. This year, I have discovered the bar cookie.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Ricotta cheese adds a new twist on latkes
Posted: December 13, 2017

By the middle of Chanukah’s eight days, I’ve made traditional potato latkes at least twice, so I’m looking to stretch my imagination and the latke’s potential.

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