Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions-to-reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of reported sexual harassment and assault of women. Most of us are simply repulsed by the allegations of unchecked abuse of power and Sodom and Gomorrah-style depravity. And for some, the reactions are even more pronounced because Harvey Weinstein is Jewish.
Ethan Blyn, a freshman at the University of Washington, first heard about the wildfires in Northern California after checking Facebook on the morning of Oct. 9, and learning that URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California, was evacuated.
The 27th Avenue Solid Waste Management Facility in Phoenix isn’t where most people go for inspiration.
When Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch received a phone call from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office asking him to meet with the perpetrators of an anti-Semitic act of vandalism, he didn’t hesitate.
Communities everywhere — from Togo to Paraguay to right here in the Valley — are coming together on Oct. 27 and 28 to celebrate the Shabbat Project, a global grassroots phenomenon dedicated to honoring and celebrating the day of rest.
War zones are nothing new to documentary filmmaker Civia Tamarkin.
During a visit to Damascus Wednesday for talks with the Syrian military, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend Syria’s regime.
While Congregation Lev Shalom, Flagstaff’s only egalitarian Jewish congregation, is more than 40 years old, it has undergone more changes and improvements in the last two years than ever before.
Parshat Bereshit, Genesis 1:1–6:8
With Puerto Rico still reeling from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, Valley residents and Jewish organizations are working together to help the beleaguered island.
Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theater, the Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) announced Monday.
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.
Pinchas Rosenbaum, the real-life inspiration behind the new Holocaust drama, “Walking with the Enemy,” might not be particularly glad that a feature film was made about his life.
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.
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The cavernous gymnasium buzzed with excitement as hundreds of women streamed in, eager to find space at one of the many tables. Each table had shiny black mixing bowls that were filled with ingredients to make a loaf of challah.
It was with a sense of both sorrow and annoyance that the undersigned read the article in the Sept. 15 issue of the Jewish News about the spiritual and social action leaders “denouncing” the DACA decision (“Jewish spiritual and social action leaders denounce DACA decision” ). It wasn’t enough to disagree with it or differ with it; it had to be “denounced.”
On Sept. 28, Holocaust survivor Edward Heisler, a resident of Goodyear, Arizona, died at age 87. He devoted much of his life to bearing witness to the horrors he experienced and the need for tolerance. His final thoughts, said family members, were “Never forget” and “never hate.” Below, to honor his life and his message, we reprint an article he wrote for JN in 2007. —Eds.
Budapest greeted me with a gorgeous sunset as I woke up, ready to explore the beautiful Hungarian capital and its historical Jewish Quarter.
Twice in five days, a Holocaust memorial in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti minimizing the Holocaust.