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One rabbi’s reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast

One rabbi’s reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast

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Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1–27:19

Poland set to pass new law criminalizing kosher slaughter

Poland set to pass new law criminalizing kosher slaughter

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Just one week after passing a controversial law criminalizing phrases indicating Polish responsibility for crimes against Jews during the Holo…

Tempe synagogue pairs nature and exercise with Havdalah and a hike

Tempe synagogue pairs nature and exercise with Havdalah and a hike

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A crowd of more than 30 people milled about under an awning at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert last Saturday afternoon. Volunt…

Mayor attends grand opening of the Phoenix Mikvah

Mayor attends grand opening of the Phoenix Mikvah

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After many long hours of fundraising and more than a year of construction work, the Phoenix Mikvah held its grand opening this past weekend. M…

For Tu B’Shevat, Christians raise more than $10,000 to plant trees in Israel

For Tu B’Shevat, Christians raise more than $10,000 to plant trees in Israel

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For Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, more than 100 Christian Zionists raised over $10,000 to plant dozens of trees in Israel’s bibl…

The seemingly mundane laws that help us reach the core message of the Torah

The seemingly mundane laws that help us reach the core message of the Torah

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Parshat Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1–24:18

The wisest leaders know when to seek help

The wisest leaders know when to seek help

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Parshat Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23

Animal episodes: illustrating how the Jewish people are creatures of gratitude

Animal episodes: illustrating how the Jewish people are creatures of gratitude

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Parshat Beshalach, Exodus 13:17–17:16

Israel’s neighbors among most dangerous countries for Christians, new report says

Israel’s neighbors among most dangerous countries for Christians, new report says

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Most of Israel’s neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the most dangerous places in the world f…

Celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Earth Day

Celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Earth Day

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Whether it is bearing fruit, cleaning the air or protecting us from an oppressive sun, the value of trees — and nature itself — has long been …

Congregation Beth Israel welcomes new associate rabbi

Congregation Beth Israel welcomes new associate rabbi

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Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale has hired Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin to become its new associate rabbi starting on July 1.

Groups petition for expanded Western Wall egalitarian prayer section

Groups petition for expanded Western Wall egalitarian prayer section

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The Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, and the Women of the Wall prayer rights…

It is through the journey that we learn

It is through the journey that we learn

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Parshat Bo, Exodus 10:1–13:16

‘Who am I?’ — Judaism’s definition of the self

‘Who am I?’ — Judaism’s definition of the self

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ParshaH Va’eira, Exodus 6:2–9:35

Clay seal supports existence of 2,700-year-old Jerusalem ‘governor’

Clay seal supports existence of 2,700-year-old Jerusalem ‘governor’

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A stamped piece of clay dating back to the First Temple period, whose inscription in ancient Hebrew states that it belonged to the “governor o…

North American immigration to Israel hits 3,633

North American immigration to Israel hits 3,633

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A group of 196 North Americans landed in Israel this week on a flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) aliyah agency, bringing the total…

If the shoe fits, take it off!

If the shoe fits, take it off!

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Parshat Shemot, Exodus 1:1–6:1

New book explores lessons from Exodus

New book explores lessons from Exodus

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Rabbi Reuven Mann’s new book, “Eternally Yours: God’s Greatest Gift To Mankind,” explores the meaning — psychological and spiritual — embedded…

1,500-year-old church and monastery unearthed in Israel

1,500-year-old church and monastery unearthed in Israel

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The ruins of a 1,500-year-old church and monastery have been unearthed near the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh in an excavation led by the Israe…

Child rearing requires truthful approach

Child rearing requires truthful approach

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Parshat Vayechi, Exodus 1:1–6:1