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Sinema wins US Senate seat; results mixed for Jewish candidates

Sinema wins US Senate seat; results mixed for Jewish candidates

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Arizona has made history with the election of Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. Senate. Following a nail-biter of a race, Sinema is now the first woman from Arizona to ever be elected to the Senate and the first Democrat from the Grand Canyon State to hold the seat since Dennis DeConcini was elected in 1976 to the first of his three terms.

Educators, parents, grapple  with talking to children  about trauma

Educators, parents, grapple with talking to children about trauma

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It’s become a depressingly familiar rite that parents must go through with their children every time there is a mass shooting. But for Jewish parents, the massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has burned with the anguish of thousands of years.

Jewish organizations keep prisoners from being forgotten

Jewish organizations keep prisoners from being forgotten

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Although Jewish prisoners make up less than 1 percent of the prison population nationwide, Rabbi Menachem Katz continues to maintain contact with prisoners to help provide what they need, such as religious texts, prayer services, and to make sure that they are treated fairly. But his work is not easy.

Hamas ‘raises the stakes’ with mass rocket assault on Israel’s south

Hamas ‘raises the stakes’ with mass rocket assault on Israel’s south

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Hamas and other armed Gazan factions launched a widespread rocket and mortar assault on southern Israel as evening descended on Monday, in an assault seen by the terror organizations as a calculated risk.

You should know … Lee Lieberman and Evan White

You should know … Lee Lieberman and Evan White

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The simple act of hanging a mezuzah on their front doors connected the families of Lee Lieberman and Evan White 19 years ago, and what started as two Jewish families becoming friends has grown into a partnership for a new mortgage company. 

Politicians and celebrities call for unity and strength  at Pittsburgh rally

Politicians and celebrities call for unity and strength at Pittsburgh rally

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On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered once again to honor the 11 Tree of Life victims. 

A measured midterm shift

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The results of last week’s midterms didn’t meet the “blue wave” projections of the Democrats, nor did it qualify as the total vindication sought by the Republicans. Nonetheless, the results were significant. Democrats handily captured control of the House of Representatives, wresting absolute control of government from the Republicans and opening the prospect of a return to sensible, bipartisan government — if both parties are willing. 

‘God was in this place and  I did not know it.’

‘God was in this place and I did not know it.’

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Over the last two years, an evangelical pastor, an imam and this rabbi have worked intentionally to create bonds of friendship through shared experiences in our community. This is not a joke. And it is not “interfaith dialogue.” It is “multifaith dialogue.” Multifaith dialogue differs from interfaith dialogue in that it allows people with deep convictions to faithfully represent what they believe, work for peace, engage in dialogue, build friendships, and not feel like they have to compromise. 

New releases: ‘Regret’ flounders, ‘Doubt’ shines

New releases: ‘Regret’ flounders, ‘Doubt’ shines

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Preserving Jewish tradition in interfaith families

Preserving Jewish tradition in interfaith families

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The December Dilemma is a reality that many interfaith families live out each holiday season. The big question is how to balance Christmas and Chanukah in a family with a parent of each faith.

Pardes students benefit from innovative lessons, new technology

Pardes students benefit from innovative lessons, new technology

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There are some people who remember when being in school meant rote memorization from dusty textbooks and maybe one half-working computer for everyone to share. Those days are long gone. Now schools are bringing technology and innovative educational programming to students — as is clear from two recent ventures at Pardes Jewish Day School.

Managing pediatric pain in the era of opioids

Managing pediatric pain in the era of opioids

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With the tragic prevalence of opioid addiction in the United States, we all need to pay attention to the ways that children’s pain is addressed in both acute and chronic situations. Children feel and express pain differently than adults, both parents and doctors agree. At the same time, pediatric pain management is a complex topic for doctors and often a baffling one for parents. Some parents, fearful of their child’s suffering, want them to receive narcotics to numb the pain. Others find the possibility of addiction even more frightening and don’t want their child prescribed any opioid narcotics, regardless of pain levels.

Teaching personal value in the age of social media

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Eat, sleep, check our feeds. It's no secret that social media has become a staple in the lives of our children and grandchildren. While limitless access to information has its benefits, overexposure to social media can damage self-worth.

Out & About - Nov. 16, 2018

Out & About - Nov. 16, 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 - Nov. 16, 2018

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  • Jewish organizations keep prisoners from being forgotten

    Jewish organizations keep prisoners from being forgotten

    Although Jewish prisoners make up less than 1 percent of the prison population nationwide, Rabbi Menachem Katz continues to maintain contact with prisoners to help provide what they need, such as religious texts, prayer services, and to make sure that they are treated fairly. But his work is not easy.

  • You should know … Lee Lieberman and Evan White

    You should know … Lee Lieberman and Evan White

    The simple act of hanging a mezuzah on their front doors connected the families of Lee Lieberman and Evan White 19 years ago, and what started as two Jewish families becoming friends has grown into a partnership for a new mortgage company. 

  • Sinema wins US Senate seat; results mixed for Jewish candidates

    Sinema wins US Senate seat; results mixed for Jewish candidates

    Arizona has made history with the election of Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. Senate. Following a nail-biter of a race, Sinema is now the first woman from Arizona to ever be elected to the Senate and the first Democrat from the Grand Canyon State to hold the seat since Dennis DeConcini was elected in 1976 to the first of his three terms.