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Wednesday 12/27/2017
1,500-year-old church and monastery unearthed in Israel
Posted: December 27, 2017

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 Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

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Israeli archaeologists reveal Chanukah-related discoveries
Posted: December 27, 2017

Two archaeological discoveries with highly symbolic value dating back to the ancient Jewish kingdoms of Israel were revealed just before the start of Chanukah.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Chanukah Events
Posted: December 13, 2017

Dec. 3-12

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Make holiday entertaining a breeze with these tips
Posted: December 13, 2017

Chanukah is here and there are plenty of ways to throw a festive holiday party without breaking the bank or setting your kitchen ablaze.

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Annual Chabad motorcade brings Festival of Lights to Phoenix streets
Posted: December 13, 2017

Every year in cities across the U.S., Chabad holds Chanukah parades featuring vehicles decorated with various kinds of menorahs.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
Things to do
Posted: November 29, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 3

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
East Valley tour highlights different kinds of sukkahs
Posted: September 27, 2017

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

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Chabad of the East Valley offers Sukkah Hopping Tour
Posted: September 20, 2017

Chabad of the East Valley has announced plans for its Sukkah Hopping Tour, which invites children and parents to visit four sukkahs throughout the East Valley in order to view and celebrate the different customs and traditions around the holiday and its iconic structure.

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A Yom Kippur break-the-fast buffet
Posted: September 20, 2017

The general rule of a break-the-fast meal seems to be simple, relatively light and requiring minimal day-of preparation.

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Passover Art Contest

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av in time of rockets, tunnels, death

After weeks of missiles falling on Israel and bombs dropping on Gaza, we land on Tisha B’Av. With the day-to-day images of explosions and tunnels so fresh, I wondered how they might connect to my mid-summer night’s struggle with the somber holiday’s relevance.

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Shavuot

Summer Shavuot recipes with global flair

With summer and the soaring temperatures already in full swing, I wanted to share a few recipes that will also double as great options for Shavuot. During Shavuot, it is customary to eat dairy, and throughout the world, you will see many different dishes from cheese blintzes and burekas to cheesecake and pizza. Here are three global recipes, each one using a different type of cheese, from a Middle Eastern eggplant dish to a Southern Mediterranean melon salad and finally a popular Mexican street food dish. Enjoy!

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Israel's 66th

  • Craig Taubman with family

    Kim and Norman Kur and their two sons, Ethan and Brian, pose for a photo with Craig Taubman.
  • Morning hike

    The Israel Center's daylong community Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration started with an early morning hike with Congregation Or Chadash on May 11. Hundreds participated in the day's festivities, which were held at various locations throughout the Valley and included an Israeli beach breakfast, a culinary experience and the screening of three films. Photo courtesy of the Israel Center