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Local residents advocate vegan diet, Vegan Challenge

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.

Wednesday 09/20/2017
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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New fall books teach young readers about Judaism
Posted: September 06, 2017

It’s time for school again, but it’s not always easy to get kids back into the reading habit if they’ve been doing other activities all summer. Here, then, to re-engage little minds are a few Kar-Ben books you’ll find either in bookstores or online. These picks can also serve as terrific reading-together opportunities for National Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
Jewish beard-growers head to global facial hair showdown
Posted: August 30, 2017

Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin would need to be blind not to notice Haim Hoffman — or rather, his weird beard — as he asks them to leave their backpacks at the reception desk before entering this former brush factory that was used to save Jews during the Holocaust.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
World-renowned musicians to take center stage at the Red Rocks Music Festival
Posted: August 23, 2017

The temperatures may still be high, but fall is on its way, which means it’s time for the annual Red Rocks Music Festival.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Director gives behind-the-scenes look at Yiddish-language film ‘Menashe’
Posted: August 16, 2017

“Menashe” is an insightful and moving portrait set within Brooklyn’s Chasidic community and is the first full-length film in Yiddish to hit the big screen in 70 years. The story behind the film is just as engaging.

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