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A significant place to sleep

Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:9-32-3

Wednesday 12/07/2016
2016 Hanukkah Calendar
Posted: December 07, 2016

2016 Hanukkah Calendar

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A Hanukkah menu with a healthy flair – plus latkes
Posted: December 07, 2016

Hanukkah is a celebration, a joyful holiday with delicious food and family memories. I remember lighting our menorah as a little girl with my bubbe. Now, raising my daughter, I hope to create special memories with her.

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Fire up your creativity this Hanukkah
Posted: December 07, 2016

You can fire up your creativity this Hanukkah with a variety of Hanukkah and Judaica DIY (do-it-yourself) items at Pinspiration, a “Community Meets Creativity” studio in North Phoenix that’s ready to serve the artsy, as well as the not-so-creative, Jewish community this Hanukkah season.

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Latkes – a delicious tradition
Posted: December 07, 2016

They’re sometimes greasy, sometimes salty and soggy, and they are fried in oil. They’re high in calories sometimes; high fat – sometimes; high cholesterol – sometimes. But they’re oh, so good!

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6 new Hanukkah kids’ books
Posted: December 07, 2016

From a new audio version of “Hanukkah Bear” – a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A. Kimmel – to a novel for young teens set during the Festival of Lights, this fresh crop of Hanukkah books is sure to delight young readers of all stripes.

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Wednesday 11/23/2016
Making the most of gifts
Posted: November 23, 2016

Chaye Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18

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Friday 11/18/2016
Serving up shalom at a post-election Thanksgiving
Posted: November 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES — It was just a few weeks ago, on the night of Nov. 8, that my family had all anxiously exchanged text messages as we watched the election results trickle in. State by state, my Hillary-loving family saw our hopes slipping away — and now, too soon, we are going to have to gather around the dining room table to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Abraham and his guests
Posted: November 16, 2016

Vayeira, Genesis 18:1-22:24

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A Shabbat for end-of-life conversation
Posted: November 16, 2016

Talking about death makes some people uncomfortable. Of course, we think we should talk about it. Ninety percent of Americans surveyed said it’s really important that we talk with our loved ones about our wishes for the kind of care we would like at end of life. Yet fewer than 30 percent of us have actually had these conversations.

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
One quarter of 1 percent
Posted: November 09, 2016

Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27

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How a 12-year-old preserved history
Posted: November 09, 2016

With the passing of Shimon Peres, Israel lost a piece of its history. As the last of the living founding fathers of the State of Israel, many people – not just Israelis – feel like it is the end of an era. Peres’s living testimony of the establishment of the State of Israel, fraught both with enormous challenges and miracles, provided hope and inspiration to many people.

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Righteousness is relative: The curious case of Noah
Posted: November 02, 2016

Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Jewish and Mormon leaders commemorate early Zionism, shared values
Posted: November 01, 2016

JERUSALEM - Exactly 175 years ago, an American non-Jew, under the direction of the founder of his church, climbed the Mount of Olives and offered an impassioned declaration and prayer proclaiming the Holy Land as the gathering place for the Jewish people.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Caretakers of the world
Posted: October 26, 2016

Bereshit, Genesis 1:1-6:8

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Professionals study to become rabbis
Posted: October 26, 2016

A group of local Jewish professionals and their guiding rabbi, Rabbi Sholom Skolnik, have been convening to examine the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) as part of a new study group at the Phoenix Community Kollel. If the group members pass a rigorous final exam, they will receive smicha (ordination) as rabbis.

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