Former Maricopa County sheriff and current Republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Arpaio has acknowledged that he has given interviews to the American Free Press, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has called anti-Semitic.
Longtime civil-rights advocate William “Bill” Straus, who led the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for 13 years, died Feb. 10, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68.
As a teen roaming the Polish countryside trying to evade the Nazis, Morris Friebaum saw the best and worst of the Polish people.
After many long hours of fundraising and more than a year of construction work, the Phoenix Mikvah held its grand opening this past weekend. Members of the greater Phoenix community were able to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and learn more about it. Guests in attendance — most of them from Orthodox congregations — came from all over to celebrate.
Toni Greenberg could say one thing with certainty about her son during his elementary school years: “Unless you put him under general anesthesia, he (was) going to jump out of his seat.”
A true daughter of Tempe is running for public office in her hometown.
Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1–27:19
During the last few years, more than 20 U.S. states have targeted the BDS movement with legislation. But some groups have argued that anti-BDS legislation violates the Constitution. In a first, a Kansas federal judge recently agreed, issuing a preliminary injunction against an anti-BDS law in that state.
Two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered the Palestinian city of Jenin on Monday were attacked by a mob of dozens of young Palestinians who also stole one of their weapons.
For people of a certain generation (myself included), Butch Hartman’s animated oeuvre is part of the pantheon of after-school classic cartoons. With his inimitable style — a synthesis of dense, vaudevillian, every-line-a-laff patter and genuine heart — Butch’s work, which includes Nickelodeon fan favorites like "Danny Phantom" and "T.U.F.F Puppy," has tended to transcend going for the simple gag, opting instead for more unique storytelling perspectives.
On Monday, people from all across the state gathered in Phoenix for the third annual Secular Day at the Capitol, for a day of advocacy and education, meetings with legislators, tours of the Capitol and keeping up-to-date on the most important church-state separation issues facing Arizona.
The men, women and boy who surrounded two rabbis at the front of the modestly appointed conference room smiled brightly for the cameras of their supporters. An observer entering at this culminating moment would never have known that this room in the Residence Inn Phoenix Airport Hotel had been just as full of tears during the Ceremony of Return held Nov. 4 by the Association of Crypto-Jews of the Americas.
Heather Ross, a nurse practitioner, researcher and professor at Arizona State University, has entered the Democratic primary in hopes of challenging Republican Rep. David Schweikert for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District.
F. Scott Christopher
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the legendary Jewish American conductor and composer, Arizona Musicfest’s presents “Beethoven & Bernstein.”
NEW YORK -- The day Eric Schaefer learned that a .233 caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle -- a type of weapon he owned -- was used to kill 26 people in Newtown, Conn., he sold his rifle to local law enforcement near his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
A crowd of more than 30 people milled about under an awning at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert last Saturday afternoon. Volunteers with Temple Emanuel of Tempe’s hiking club carefully laid out a veritable cornucopia of snacks and drinks as kids ran around.
Each day, Integrity RX, a fertility specialty pharmacy in Scottsdale, ships packages of 15 to 20 prescriptions to patients across the country. But to Jeffrey Karp, who founded the pharmacy three years ago, each box contains more than a list of medications.
Growing up outside of Boston, composer Allan Naplan was steeped in Jewish music. “Every Sunday morning, my family sat around eating bagels and listening to Jewish music, and that was my world,” he says. “It was that and classical music because my mom was a music teacher, but at a Jewish day school.”
A longtime volunteer and leader in the Valley’s Jewish community, Irwin Kanefsky will be honored at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s MEGA Event next week.