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Believing and not believing

Believing and not believing

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The Torah tells us (chapter 7, v. 7) that Noach and his family went into the ark “because of the waters of the flood.” Rashi on this verse tak…

Words can hurt or bring about blessing and goodness

Words can hurt or bring about blessing and goodness

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Parshat Bereshit, Genesis 1:1–6:8

The holiday marathon's bigger picture

The holiday marathon's bigger picture

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Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Area Congregations

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CONSERVATIVE

East Valley tour highlights different kinds of sukkahs

East Valley tour highlights different kinds of sukkahs

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Every year, Chabad of the East Valley has a program to teach children about Sukkot, but this year there’s a new twist.

The first step toward ‘I’m sorry’ starts with ‘I’

The first step toward ‘I’m sorry’ starts with ‘I’

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Leviticus 16:1–34, Leviticus 23:26–32, Numbers 29:7–11

Chabad of the East Valley offers Sukkah Hopping Tour

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Chabad of the East Valley has announced plans for its Sukkah Hopping Tour, which invites children and parents to visit four sukkahs throughout…

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.

Sign language interpretation offered for High Holiday services

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For the first time in nearly a decade, Gesher Disability Resources (formerly the Council For Jews With Special Needs) will be providing sign l…

Can Yom Kippur atonement be accomplished in a tweet?

Can Yom Kippur atonement be accomplished in a tweet?

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Coming from a non-observant family of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel, a country where many people tend to lead secul…

7,200-year-old food storage vessel unearthed in Israel

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A 7,200-year-old pottery vessel recently unearthed at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley is the first evidence of the …

IDF soldiers receive $1.5 million in gift cards

IDF soldiers receive $1.5 million in gift cards

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The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces said they will provide $1.5 million in annual Ros…

‘I once again felt what love means’

‘I once again felt what love means’

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Parshah Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1–52

High Holidays look to the past, embrace the future

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Contemplation. Reflection. Introspection. Solemnity. Forgiveness.

Say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

Say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

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Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year?

Schools make Rosh Hashanah fun for kids

Schools make Rosh Hashanah fun for kids

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Between blasting shofars, snacking on sweet treats, family and community gatherings and a break from the usual routine of the school day, the …

Ethiopian Rosh Hashanah blends unique customs

Ethiopian Rosh Hashanah blends unique customs

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Despite relative isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews have coveted the same dream of celebratin…

High Holidays stand alone on the calendar for interfaith families, but still pose challenges

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For many Jews, the High Holiday period is a time of deep observance and self-reflection, but for an increasingly large share of American Jewry…

Out-of-town ASU students have place to call home during the High Holidays

Out-of-town ASU students have place to call home during the High Holidays

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There are an estimated 3,500 Jewish students at Arizona State University’s four campuses. Of those, many come from out of state — but they don…

Temple Chai eager to share its blessings with the homeless in new year

Temple Chai eager to share its blessings with the homeless in new year

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When Temple Chai Executive Director Joe Miller first heard of the proposal to turn the synagogue into a part-time homeless shelter, he was mor…