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A rainbow, a blessing and a covenant to be peacemakers

Recently, in the late afternoon, after a classic Arizona monsoon, the sun broke through the clouds just long enough for me to see a stunning double rainbow above Temple Solel. It was simply breathtaking.

Wednesday 08/02/2017
Torah procession marks Or Tzion’s move to new home
Posted: August 02, 2017

It was a joyous occasion on July 27, when members of Congregation Or Tzion participated in a Torah procession to the synagogue’s new home in Scottsdale.

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Love, Jewish-style: Tu B’Av has evolved into a holiday of romantic love
Posted: August 02, 2017

Forget Valentine’s Day. Jews have a romantic holiday of our own.

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Roving Rabbis return to Arizona to help isolated Jews reconnect with their faith
Posted: August 02, 2017

A poignant handwritten note proves the value of the Roving Rabbis program.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Ask why we mourn on Tisha B’Av
Posted: July 26, 2017

Why do the Jewish people mourn on Tisha B’Av? For some it is about the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. For others, it is about historical persecution of the Jews culminating in the Holocaust. For some, it’s a personal inner day for reflection and growth.

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Exact location of Shiloh tabernacle is coming to light
Posted: July 19, 2017

Ten ancient jugs unearthed at the Samaria site of the ancient city of Shiloh could lead researchers to new discoveries about the Jewish tabernacle that existed there before the First Temple was built in Jerusalem.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
Congregation Or Tzion to hold Torah procession to new home in late July
Posted: July 12, 2017

Congregation Or Tzion is holding a Torah procession as it moves to its new home in Scottsdale.

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Women plan mission to Israel in support of Women of the Wall
Posted: July 12, 2017

In response to the recent move by Israel’s Cabinet to freeze a government decision to expand a non-Orthodox prayer section at the Western Wall, a Valley rabbi has joined forces with another rabbi and a peace activist to lead a women’s peace mission and spirituality tour in Israel in November in support of the Women of the Wall.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Why all Jewish conferences should include Shabbat
Posted: July 05, 2017

I have attended countless Jewish leadership conferences. In many instances, I have even been on the steering committees responsible for the selection of a theme, the development of programming, wrangling speakers and overall logistical planning. Those responsible for scheduling always grapple with the same question: What do we do about Shabbat?

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Phoenix Mikvah construction continues through summer
Posted: July 05, 2017

Construction for the Phoenix Mikvah is in progress this summer with plans to open by Rosh Hashanah.

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