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In the region of Calabria in the south of Italy, Rabbi Leizer Rodal of Phoenix’s L’Chaim Shulounge searches for “the perfect fruit” – an etrog for Sukkot.
Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are boring. There, I said it. Seriously, what do Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer from a child’s perspective?
By the time Sukkot arrives, we are three weeks into nonstop Jewish holiday mode. Some people might be a little tired of cooking, and I don’t blame them one bit.
Two Chabad centers will hold Tashlich events at local parks.
At its High Holiday services this year, Temple Havurat Emet in Chandler will hold a special ritual for one of its members, Holocaust survivor Irving Berk.
Beth Emeth Congregation invites the community to a free community service for Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, and for Yom Kippur at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 13702 W. Meeker Blvd. Sun City West.
Schmooze Young Families (ages 20s-40s) will share Rosh Hashanah treats – apples and honey – at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Cactus Park, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale.
Tomchei Shabbos of Phoenix, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides food to needy families for Shabbat and the High Holidays, is seeking help from the public for these families.
Two essential parts of preparing for Rosh Hashanah, our clean slate for the year, are asking forgiveness from anyone we wronged and making a list (mental or written) of the ways we fell short since the last time we heard the shofar.
There is a lot of beauty to the traditional synagogue experience. However, a traditional High Holidays service just does not speak to some – especially many young adults.
For many families, the Yom Kippur break-fast is a bagels and schmear-filled inevitability – just add some lox, maybe some slices of tomato and orange juice, and everyone is happy.
If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up the sources, or check if that odd photo was first posted on some sketchy partisan website?
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about the question facing French Jews as anti-Semitism continues to spark violence and fear there.