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On the evening of Nov. 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in a New York City ballroom to celebrate my beloved mentor and scholar, Rabbi Steinsaltz’s magnum opus — his monumental translation and commentary of the entire Talmud. He had worked on it for 45 years.

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Robert "Bob" Lewkowitz, 87, died May 23, 2020.

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Joan Gries Sitver, celebrated life-long leader in the Phoenix Jewish Community, passed away in her family home on July 1, 2020 at the age of 77.

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For some people, a good rabbi is defined by a piercing intellect; for others, a good rabbi must have compassion for those who are suffering. Rabbi Micah Caplan, the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Tzion, had both those qualities — as well as a magnetic personality and the ability to talk…

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Paul Sandler, M.D., of blessed memory, passed away peacefully, June 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by Maryjane, his loving wife of 54 years; his children, Lisa, David and Jocelyn, Suzanne and Scott, and Sarah; his adoring grandchildren, Jack, Will, Emmett, Rafi and Vivian…

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It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Marty (Martin) Abramson at age 73 on June 7, 2020. Marty was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Temple University with a BS and MFA both in communication and theater.

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The unity government being negotiated in Israel is both a response to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to avoid a fourth national election in the period of a year. And while the political partnership between rivals Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud and Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party …

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Riley Rendelman becomes a bat mitzvah on Feb. 29, 2020, at Temple Kol Ami. She is the daughter of Sharon and Michael Rendelman of Scottsdale.

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Millard Roy Seldin of Paradise Valley, AZ and Omaha, Nebraska passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 24, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

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Bruce Arnon Mallin, M.D., died peacefully on Dec. 17, 2019 at the age of 81, surrounded by his family. His earliest days began in Prescott, AZ, where his cowboy roots were planted. He moved to Phoenix with his family in time for his bar mitzvah at the original Beth El Congregation, thus begi…

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Nate Sachs passed away on November 12, 2019 at the age of 64. The world lost a brilliant, generous, honest, funny, and charitable man who was dedicated to his family, friends, and clients.Nate was born and raised in Indianapolis. He attended Indiana University, where he graduated from the Ke…

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