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Hamas calls for intifada, Palestinians riot in response to Jerusalem recognition

Hamas calls for intifada, Palestinians riot in response to Jerusalem recognition

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Ismail Haniyeh, the top leader of the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, called for a violent Palestinian uprising Thursday in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organizations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality.

IDF launches surprise military drill in northern Israel

IDF launches surprise military drill in northern Israel

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The IDF’s Galilee Division initiated a surprise military drill on Tuesday in preparation for a potential escalation along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

Holocaust survivors group wins prestigious Federation award

Holocaust survivors group wins prestigious Federation award

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Generations After, a program of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association (PHSA), is being honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix with its 2017 Belle Latchman Community Service Award

Unique Israel trip brings sense of miraculous to participants

Unique Israel trip brings sense of miraculous to participants

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For Marcia Diane, the highlight of her trip to Israel last year was a visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where Abraham and most of his storied kin are said to be buried. Inside the building’s thick stone walls are several cenotaphs, empty tombs erected to honor a person’s memory. As Diane approached the red and white cenotaph of Abraham, she said something miraculous occurred.

Special screening of ‘The Last Jedi’ honors late Or Tzion congregant

Special screening of ‘The Last Jedi’ honors late Or Tzion congregant

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Robert Frost loved his family, his synagogue and “Star Wars.”

The transcendental power and value of immersive spiritual retreat

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Part of the modern condition is the constant lurch toward burnout. The grinding hours at work are long and stressful. Deadlines for important work projects never seem to stop piling up. Commitments to family and for networking events and the demands to have an active life on the social scene places so much pressure that people are forced to spend nights away from significant others or, indeed, one’s sense of inner tranquility.

20-foot Tempe menorah makes annual appearance

20-foot Tempe menorah makes annual appearance

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Every December, for roughly the last 10 years, a group of volunteers has made the schlep up Tempe Butte, better known as “A Mountain,” to install a 20-foot tall menorah for Chanukah.

Chanukah Event Calendar

Chanukah Event Calendar

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Traditional Israeli dishes: healthy, versatile, flavorful

Traditional Israeli dishes: healthy, versatile, flavorful

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When restaurateurs in the U.S. want to serve an authentic Israeli hummusiya, they go to Israeli chef and restaurateur Micha Moskovich.

Calendar - Dec. 8, 2017

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Buying or selling a home during the holidays has its advantages

Buying or selling a home during the holidays has its advantages

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Each year as the holiday season approaches, a significant amount of homeowners decide to postpone placing their homes on the market until after the New Year. Other homeowners, who may already have their house listed on the market, decide to take their homes off the market thinking that prospective buyers do not have an interest in home shopping.

Out & About - Dec. 8, 2017

Out & About - Dec. 8, 2017

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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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