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Gov. Doug Ducey arrived in Israel on Jerusalem Day, May 29, for five days of talks with political and business leaders. Ducey’s meetings focused on trade, water and border security, according to his spokesperson C.J. Karamargin. The governor met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President…

On June 8, the State of Arizona executed Frank Atwood. Atwood, whose mother escaped Nazi persecution in Vienna, faced a perverse choice: suffer execution by lethal injection, or by hydrogen cyanide gas, a version of which was used by the Nazis to murder more than one million Jewish people at…


‘Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen” is a documentary about the non-Jewish film director, Norman Jewison, who turned the classic Jewish story and play, “Fiddler on the Roof,” into an Oscar-winning movie.

Scott Leader, the Jewish musician, producer and songwriter who owns Brick Road Studio in Scottsdale, says he’s probably worked with every well-known contemporary Jewish singer-songwriter. He’s also recorded vocals for pop star Dua Lipa and voiceover work for former Olympian Michael Phelps. “…

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I visited Israel recently. Seeing this week's Torah portion, I wondered about discussing some of my experiences in the Holy Land. This week's parshah tells us that because of the way 10 spies spoke negatively about the land of Israel, the Jews had to stay in the desert for 40 years until all…


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