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Mayim Bialik, new voice of SodaStream, lauds Israeli company’s ‘diversity’

Mayim Bialik, new voice of SodaStream, lauds Israeli company’s ‘diversity’

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Mayim Bialik, a star on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” launched a witty new video campaign last week for SodaStream, succeeding act…

AJHS launches Summer Music Series

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The Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Summer Music series makes its debut 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, with “A Tour of Jewish Europe Through C…

What did Israel’s ancient kings wear?  Textile discovery provides ‘hints’

What did Israel’s ancient kings wear? Textile discovery provides ‘hints’

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A newly published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings.

Distributor thrilled by Israeli film’s unexpected U.S. success

Distributor thrilled by Israeli film’s unexpected U.S. success

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The Israeli film “The Women’s Balcony,” which is set in a traditional Orthodox community in Jerusalem, has become an unexpected box office hit…

New book goes behind the scenes of Chasidic  musical heritage with anecdotes and memories

New book goes behind the scenes of Chasidic musical heritage with anecdotes and memories

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You don’t need to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, “Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Ref…

Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business

Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business

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Amid Scottsdale’s high summer temperatures, Gabby Loeff, 18, is just as feverishly embracing her commissioned artwork as a way to help pay for…

Free PBS documentary series returns to Chandler Public Library

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Chandler’s Downtown Public Library is presenting its free annual documentary film series, “Get Reel,” this summer from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesda…

Phoenix Art Museum brings Israeli doc to film festival

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The theme of the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2017 Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival is “Why Can’t We Live Together?” The film series presents a…

Discover the healing power of expressing gratitude

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Six months ago, when Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, it is likely that most of us acknowledged the blessings of a good life. At the midway …

New Israeli film explores Holocaust survivors’ secrets and family trauma

New Israeli film explores Holocaust survivors’ secrets and family trauma

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Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher views himself as a psychiatrist for the State of Israel.

‘Wonder Woman,’ big-name concerts upstage cultural boycott of Israel

‘Wonder Woman,’ big-name concerts upstage cultural boycott of Israel

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As Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” film heads toward $400 million in earnings after debuting in early June, and numerous big-name m…

New book traces history of Flagstaff’s Jewish community before and after WWII

New book traces history of Flagstaff’s Jewish community before and after WWII

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A new book, “Flagstaff Jewish Lives During and After the Holocaust and World War II,” offers a look at the city’s Jewish community from the 19…

Zionist pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s passport goes up for auction

Zionist pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s passport goes up for auction

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How much would you pay for a Zionist icon’s passport? The question will be answered next month when J. Greenstein & Company, an auction ho…

Flagstaff synagogue launches cultural programming with concert

Flagstaff synagogue launches cultural programming with concert

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Flagstaff’s Congregation Lev Shalom is launching its cultural programming series this summer with a performance by world-renowned pianist David Syme.

Exploring Arizona’s treasures, even during summer months

Exploring Arizona’s treasures, even during summer months

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Take a historical tour

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Bravo’s Andy Cohen team up for a night of conversation

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Bravo’s Andy Cohen team up for a night of conversation

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One is known for his hard-hitting interviews with national and world leaders. The other is known for bringing us “The Real Housewives.” One th…

Israel Scouts come to Arizona June 11-20

Israel Scouts come to Arizona June 11-20

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The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan. This year’s group, Caravan Noga, will be in the Valley June 11-20.

A young woman trusts that God will provide her with a groom  in the new Israeli film, ‘The Wedding Plan’

A young woman trusts that God will provide her with a groom in the new Israeli film, ‘The Wedding Plan’

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A 30-something woman is dumped by her fiancé, but she forges ahead with her wedding plans convinced that a groom will show up on the big day. …

Local author’s first novel is based on family history and a gift to her mother

Local author’s first novel is based on family history and a gift to her mother

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Judy Egett (J.E.) Laufer promised herself that she would complete her first novel about a pivotal event in her parents’ lives before her mothe…