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National Jewish groups protest housing minors in tents, separating undocumented families

National Jewish groups protest housing minors in tents, separating undocumented families

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Children taken from their undocumented parents will soon be living in tent cities along the Texas-Mexico border, including Tornillo, about 40 miles east of El Paso. The Tornillo facility is one of several to house nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents as a result of a “zero tolerance” policy on border enforcement announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April.

New website centralizes Jewish volunteer opportunities

New website centralizes Jewish volunteer opportunities

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When the new website Mitzvah Hub, a partnership between Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Jewish Family and Children’s Service, launches this fall, it will become much easier to find volunteer opportunities within the Jewish community.

Report: Arizona bucks national autism trend

Report: Arizona bucks national autism trend

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In late April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings showing a 15 percent increase in autism spectrum disorder over previous estimates. But Arizona bucked this trend by reporting a slight decrease.

When rideshare companies strand seniors the Jewish community does the driving

When rideshare companies strand seniors the Jewish community does the driving

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As traditional taxi services continue to lose business to rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber, some seniors have been left stranded. However, a number of organizations, particularly within the Jewish community, have stepped up to fill the gap.

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market

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Summer is the time of year when many Jews from the United States and around the world visit Israel. This summer, visitors will have something new to behold.

A Shabbat dinner to serve all summer

A Shabbat dinner to serve all summer

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I began with the best of intentions. For years, I made rich meals for Shabbat dinners all year-round, but in the summer, even with air conditioning, I became overheated preparing hearty food, which my family and friends didn’t feel like eating on sweltering days.

The sanctity of change

The sanctity of change

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"To whom shall I turn when the clouds of the present eclipse the rays of tomorrow?... I enter the sanctuary, again, to await the echo of your promise. — Rabbi Harold from “When I Cry”

Book reviews: two Holocaust tales connect

Book reviews: two Holocaust tales connect

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“What the Night Sings”

The road to LGBT acceptance in Israel was bumpy — I should know

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Tel Aviv has been decked out in rainbow flags for weeks. Suddenly, it seems, every restaurant, coffee shop and store is super “gay friendly.”

Flashback: Sept. 14, 2001

Flashback: Sept. 14, 2001

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When terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, employees were putting to bed the Sept. 14 issue of the Jewish News. That issue was meant to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, but the sorrow of what had happened to our nation was still palpable in those pages.

Out & About - June 22, 2018

Out & About - June 22, 2018

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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.

Calendar - June 22, 2018

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