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‘Becoming Israeli’ illustrates paradoxes, challenges of the Jewish people coming home

‘Becoming Israeli’ illustrates paradoxes, challenges of the Jewish people coming home

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“Becoming Israeli,” an anthology edited by Akiva Gersh, narrates the hysterical, inspiring and challenging sides of immigrating to Israel.

Reviews: Fanciful new novels by Englander, Barwin

Reviews: Fanciful new novels by Englander, Barwin

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‘Yiddish for Pirates’

Valley resident’s documentary spotlights erosion of women’s reproductive rights

Valley resident’s documentary spotlights erosion of women’s reproductive rights

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War zones are nothing new to documentary filmmaker Civia Tamarkin.

‘Dark’ thoughts in Jewish author’s angsty new novel

‘Dark’ thoughts in Jewish author’s angsty new novel

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I began reading Nicole Krauss’ new novel, “Forest Dark,” with interest, most especially because the hardback copy I picked up from the library…

Recycled materials transformed into art at Jewish Historical Society

Recycled materials transformed into art at Jewish Historical Society

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The 27th Avenue Solid Waste Management Facility in Phoenix isn’t where most people go for inspiration.

New Israeli novel is a page-turner

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“A wonderful fact to reflect upon … when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secre…

Table settings, inventive game enliven festive gatherings

Table settings, inventive game enliven festive gatherings

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Food is always my focus when it comes to planning a get-together, and the holidays amplify that emphasis.

Discovering the superpower of community

Discovering the superpower of community

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The home my parents provided for my sisters and me was one filled with love and respect, but something was missing. Being that we were an inte…

From mini horses to balloon art, expo showcases wide range of ways to spice up an event

From mini horses to balloon art, expo showcases wide range of ways to spice up an event

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Prince Charming’s recent appearance at a “bark mitzvah” was a real dog-and-pony show. You see, Prince Charming is a miniature horse.

Annual music fest finds new home

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After four years at Steele Indian School Park in downtown Phoenix, the Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest is moving to the Ina Levine Jewish C…

Local residents advocate vegan diet, Vegan Challenge

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When Valley resident Helen Jaffa had open-heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm nine years ago, she knew she needed to do something big to impr…

A Yom Kippur break-the-fast buffet

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The general rule of a break-the-fast meal seems to be simple, relatively light and requiring minimal day-of preparation.

ADL reminds schools not to penalize children for High Holiday absences

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This year, the Anti-Defamation League continues its annual practice of making sure Jewish students are not academically penalized for missing …

Calendar - September 15, 2017

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Events

Simple meals for the grill

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As fall fast approaches, we continue to enjoy time outdoors, and simpler, grilled meals are the order of the day. My family recently enjoyed a…

A look at the Jewish justices at the highest court

A look at the Jewish justices at the highest court

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Who was the first president with the courage to nominate a Jew for a Supreme Court vacancy? And who was the potential nominee?

Out & About: Sept. 8, 2017

Out & About: Sept. 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@jewish…

Plenty of fun ‘beach reads’ left

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It’s always the same: As soon as Labor Day passes, mainstream magazines and newspapers bemoan the passing of summer, as though it’s an immutab…

Reaching out to ASU Jewish students, one bagel at a time

Reaching out to ASU Jewish students, one bagel at a time

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Something as simple as a warm bagel is connecting Jewish students of all backgrounds at Arizona State University.