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The inspiration of Anne Frank

The inspiration of Anne Frank

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The museum curators did not allow photography, but I captured mental images to last a lifetime.

Seven must-read Holocaust books, according to scholars

Seven must-read Holocaust books, according to scholars

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From Anne Frank’s diary to Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” books about the Holocaust remain some of the most powerful and well-known pieces of literatu…

New book tells the touching story of three babies who survived the Holocaust

New book tells the touching story of three babies who survived the Holocaust

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The horror of being Holocaust victims torn from their families was bad enough, but three women imprisoned at Auschwitz faced an additional cha…

An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

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LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing next week on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques.

Acclaimed violinist and his family to perform at Beth Ami Temple

Acclaimed violinist and his family to perform at Beth Ami Temple

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Music, not words, is how Lan Qui expresses a love of God that transcends all faiths.

Nine must-watch TV shows about Passover

Nine must-watch TV shows about Passover

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(JTA) — Everyone has their own way of celebrating Passover, from silly seder customs (Ten Plagues finger puppets, anyone?) to enjoying the sam…

Only Jewish museum in Arab world celebrates 20th anniversary

Only Jewish museum in Arab world celebrates 20th anniversary

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W    henever we travel, my wife, Stephanie, always makes sure we seek out Jewish historical sites to explore and study. She retired as history…

‘Menashe,’ ‘Painless’ among Phoenix Film Festival features

‘Menashe,’ ‘Painless’ among Phoenix Film Festival features

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The Phoenix Film Festival is back for its 17th year, screening some 175 films April 6-13 at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters. Among the films b…

Ordinary couple saves hundreds in 'Zookeeper's Wife'

Ordinary couple saves hundreds in 'Zookeeper's Wife'

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When “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opens in theaters March 31, you’ll likely meet an unfamiliar heroine.

‘Hidden Ones’ tells story of family of conversos

‘Hidden Ones’ tells story of family of conversos

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When local author Marcia Fine writes historical fiction, she immerses herself in the characters to the point of dreaming about them. Her desk …

Chef Michael Solomonov goes 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' in new film

Chef Michael Solomonov goes 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' in new film

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“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus."

Ceramics artist inspired by nature, biotechnology

Ceramics artist inspired by nature, biotechnology

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Ceramist Susan Beiner’s work has been exhibited in China, France, the Netherlands and across the nation, but it took some persuading to get he…

Valley Beit Midrash adds book talk to season

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Valley Beit Midrash is partnering with the Jewish Book Council to present a discussion on Edgar  M. Bronfman’s last book, “Why Be Jewish?” wit…

Temple Chai presents cantor’s concert on April 1

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Temple Chai will present “Cantor’s Concert: Celebrating Our Musical Legacy” 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

Show features writings of children from Terezin

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“The Loveliness of Air,” an electroacoustic original composition based upon selected poetry and prose of children under the age of 15 who were…

‘Albatross’ comes to Herberger’

‘Albatross’ comes to Herberger’

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“Albatross,” a high-octane, adventure story, comes to Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, March 16-26.

Temple Beth Shalom holds cantorial concert

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Cantor Baruch Koritan will sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and a variety of Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs at a cantorial concert at 7 p.m…

Fab Four comes to life in musical

Fab Four comes to life in musical

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“I’ve always been a total Beatle nerd,” says Zak Schaffer, who became a Beatles fan at age 8 after hearing the band’s cover recording of “Roll…

That’s a wrap! Images from the 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

That’s a wrap! Images from the 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

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The 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival’s two-week run ended on Feb. 26, and saw over 8,400 people attend 33 screenings, includin…