Following Shabbat in late February, roughly 4,000 Jewish teenagers from across the country and around the globe gathered in Times Square, the heart of New York City, for CTeen’s “Meant2B” even…
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Only a few weeks ago, in the days leading up to Purim, Shimon Boyer asked his four children, Tamar, Shevach, Nachman and Dov, to select a costume for the holiday. Tamar and Nachman were easy. They chose to dress as Queen Esther and Mordecai, respectively. Dov, as usual, would be a bear, but …
Last Friday, in a quiet cul-de-sac near Beth El Congregation in Phoenix, a dozen people — some old friends, others relative strangers — gathered at the home of Audrey Wolff and Stephen Winkelman to welcome Shabbat and share a meal.
EDWARD S. LEVY
BRANDON SCOTT WECHSLER
HERSCH C. ALTMAN
JOSEPH LEONARD RUBENSTEIN
PIPER SHEA YOSOWITZ
JAMISON BRENLIE WALKER
RENEE BETH JOFFE & THOMAS (TOM) WILLIAM HRLEVICH
Pardes Jewish Day School has a challenging, but very exciting, decision to make by the end of the school year. After about 18 months of work, “Resistors in Color,” the eighth-grade class’ artistic composition, which showcases many of the brave souls who not only resisted but fought back against Nazis, is complete and ready for a permanent home.
Artist Beth Surdut is a wildlife illustrator, environmental educator, stained glass designer and writer. She began painting on silk in the 1980s, starting with scarves, which have been on display in the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C., and then moved on to larger paintings. She also creates…
From Mel Brooks to Elaine May to Ethan Coen: Producer Julian Schlossberg writes memoir about working with Jewish stars over 6 decades
(JTA) — On a couple of occasions in Julian Schlossberg’s early life, he found himself in parts of the United States where some people he talked to had never met a Jewish person. The first was a stint in the Army, the second was while selling movies to rural television stations.
We begin the third and middle book of the Torah — Leviticus — with what today we would call a “shout-out.” God “calls out” to Moses — Vayikra el Moshe! —and subsequently through him to the Israelites. The Almighty “calls out” to Moses listing the requirements for the five kinds of sacrifices…
(JTA) — Earlier this month the New York Times convened what it called a “focus group of Jewish Americans.” I was struck briefly by that phrase — Jewish Americans — in part because the Times, like the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, tends to prefer “American Jews.”
Do you know a local Jewish artist in the Phoenix community? Are they your friend or family m…
(JTA) — If you were born anytime before, say, 1975, you might remember Israel not as a sou…
Three weeks ago in Washington, D.C., I had the incredible joy of watching teenagers from Tem…
Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Israel has had no greater ally than …
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TEL AVIV (JTA) — Yaniv, a resident of Tel Aviv, has lost count of how many protests he’s been to during the past three months. But on Monday afternoon, he headed once again to Kaplan Street, the urban artery that has become ground zero of the anti-government demonstrations, to demonstrate once again.
Asaf Zamir, Israel’s top diplomat in NY, summoned to Jerusalem after implicitly criticizing judicial overhaul
(JTA) — Since December, Israel’s top diplomat in New York has found himself in an odd-couple relationship with the government he represents. Now, that relationship looks like it may be on the …
Orthodox pitcher Jacob Steinmetz strikes out 3 Big Leaguers in breakout World Baseball Classic performance
MIAMI (JTA) — The final result wasn’t pretty for Israel, but it almost didn’t matter. This night belonged to Jacob Steinmetz.
Combat pilots skip reserve duty and Entebbe veterans join protests as Netanyahu government advances judicial reforms
(JTA) — Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets to oppose the government’s planned judicial reform on Saturday night, but within hours Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coaliti…
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